1. Data aquisition
The EHINZ team acquires data on environmental exposures, health outcomes, population denominators, and geographical information from various source agencies, and it is stored securely on the Massey server.
1.1 Datasets and sources
The full range and detail of these data sets and their data sources are stored in a spreadsheet that includes the following fields:
|Format (file type)||
|Frequency||Mostly annual, but this can vary|
|Storage||File path to where the raw data is stored|
1.2 Privacy and security
It is critical that all members of the EHINZ team ensure the privacy and security of the data we acquire and output.
For data with unit record level information, we usually have a signed agreement with the source agency about the data’s privacy and security. The associated electronic folder(s) storing the data may be password protected with access restricted to specific members of the EHINZ team.
Please note, we do not share unit record level data outside the EHINZ team, as per our signed agreement with the source agency when requested.
For more information about the EHINZ security procedures, please refer to A Quick Tour of the Health Information Privacy Code rules document from https://www.privacy.org.nz/privacy-act-2020/codes-of-practice/hipc2020/