The latest from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

Lunch and Learn: Data Privacy: Linking to Administrative Data, is Consent Necessary

Donna Curtis-Maillet

Posted: May 12, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events

Many of us are becoming increasingly familiar with provincial legislation allowances for the disclosure, access and use of pseudonymous (i.e., unique identifiers removed) personal information for research purposes. We are not however, always as familiar about consent requirements. While the privilege exists for receiving a consent waiver when accessing and using administrative data, this...

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health


Posted: May 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Health

What impact is COVID-19 having on your mental health? New Brunswickers were asked this very question in a 2020 survey carried out by Mental Health Research Canada and Pollara Strategic Insights. At NB-IRDT, epidemiologist Dr. Sandra Magalhaes and her research team analyzed New Brunswickers’ survey responses. In a recently released report, they identify the impacts of social, economic,...

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Student Spotlight: Income Evolution in New Brunswick


Posted: May 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Economics

Some New Brunswickers are more vulnerable to social, educational, and health issues than others – and low income is a significant factor contributing to their vulnerability. Policies and programs targeting low-income groups could help reduce vulnerability going forward, but how do we know which NB populations to target? This summer, Pathways to Professions student Madeleine Gorman-Asal...

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