We facilitate effective research and decision-making by providing access to secure, privacy-protected data and other resources.
At NB-IRDT, we:
We use safeguards to ensure that the data of New Brunswick citizens is secure and that their privacy is protected. All direct identifiers are removed from the data prior to receipt—such as names, Medicare numbers and addresses. To expand the scope of possible research, we give each file a unique number that allows us to link data between departments.
We restrict access to this information which is held in a highly secure facility and cannot be accessed from outside our lab. Each researcher who wishes to access our data goes through a rigorous application process to ensure the research question is valid and only the minimum information is provided to answer the research question. We make every effort to ensure every New Brunswicker’s privacy is protected.