The CHeReL regularly links additional datasets that are not routinely contained within the Master Linkage Key. More than 100 additional datasets have been linked ranging from public laboratory, toxicology and screening data, to administrative data from other sectors such as transport, justice, community services and primary research data collections of cohort or trial participants.
This section of the website is being includes information about a small number of these datasets, with metadata where available.
Please contact us for further information about any additional datasets.
The Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) is a large population-based
assessment of visual impairment and common eye diseases of a
representative older Australian community sample. The data
collection also contains information on hearing, general
health (e.g. diet, blood measures, BMI, diabetes, vascular
risk factors, family history) and standardised functional measures
(cognitive, ADL, HRQoL, and other instruments).
The NSW CLEAR Study is a large scale epidemiological data and
bio-bank for all adult cancers.
The NSW Register of Congenital Conditions (formerly known as the
NSW Birth Defects Register) is a population-based surveillance
system established to monitor congenital conditions detected during
pregnancy or at birth, or diagnosed in infants up to one year of
The Hunter Community Study (HCS) is a cohort study of older
Australians (aged 55-85) living in the Hunter Region of NSW.
Demographic, clinical and biochemical (blood test) information has
been collected from the participants between 2004 and 2008
The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) is a
national longitudinal study of three birth cohorts of women
(1973-1978, 1946-1951, 1921-1926) which collects information on
women's health and well-being to inform policy makers at state and
For all other external datasets, please complete an external
dataset variable list.