Administrative Data Privacy Training

Data privacy is integral to the entire life cycle of personal information and personal health information, from its collection, to access and use, to disclosure and through to retention and disposition. A clear understanding of our privacy responsibilities assist both researchers and data custodians in meeting our legislative obligations and responsibilities with respect to personal data.

The MSSU offers Administrative Data Privacy Training that provides a basic introduction to privacy best practices for access and use of administrative data sets through a data research centre.

The one hour session will:

  • Provide a brief overview of key definitions and the role of data research centres in providing secure access to administrative data;
  • Introduce researchers to the 10 Privacy Principles which serve as the foundation for all privacy best practices; and,
  • Explain how our processes address the requirements set for data access and use under provincial legislation.

This training is offered by invitation to all MSSU staff and any collaborators who are working with or intend to access administrative health data through Health Data Nova Scotia (HDNS), the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT), and the Secure Island Data Repository (SIDR). All MSSU staff and any collaborators who access data from these data centres must complete the training once per year. This training is offered each month on the second Tuesday at 1:00 pm and the fourth Wednesday at 9:00 am. If you have any questions, please contact

If you are not eligible for this training, but are a Maritime researcher interested in support for privacy and ethics, we may still be able to help. Please see our Research Consultations page for more information.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:00