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

NB-IRDT Completes Evaluation of Cost-Effectiveness of Breath-Based Lung Cancer Screenings


Posted: September 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Partners , Health

Lung cancer is a dangerous, costly disease to treat. In Canada alone, nearly 30,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and around 21,000 people die from the disease annually. The cost of treating lung cancer in Canada reaches approximately $2 billion a year, with each case costing around $70,000. Needless to say, this disease is taking a heavy toll on the Canadians who are diagnosed, their families and caregivers, and the health system itself.   Of course, many...

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CCA Appoints Expert Panel on Health Data Sharing in Canada


Posted: June 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Datasets , Media , Population Research , Evidence-based Policy , Partners

“Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.” - Peter Senge The sharing of health data has positively impacted the Canadian health care system and saved countless lives. Recently, responding to a request from the Public Health Agency of...

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Introducing ExperienceGNB: A Policy Bootcamp for High School Students


Posted: December 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Partners , Media , Training , Youth

Calling all high school students in the Fredericton area! The Government of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training have partnered to host a one-week policy bootcamp for high school students, taking place this March Break. This experiential learning opportunity, called ExperienceGNB, offers students a chance to use research to solve relevant problems facing them and their peers, and to see how government works in their province. From March 7-11, 2022,...

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Opportunity for Citizen Partners to Join NB-IRDT’s Data and Research Committee


Posted: September 8, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Partners , Media

The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) is committed to research that benefits New Brunswickers. To accomplish this, we are always looking for ways to incorporate NB citizens in our research process.   At the moment, we are seeking two NB residents to join our Data and Research Committee (DRC) Working Group as Citizen Partners. What is the NB-IRDT Data and Research Committee? NB-IRDT is a research and data institute that collects and uses data to carry out...

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Apply here for a summer job

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Team News , Media , Partners

The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training at UNB has joined forces with the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research and FutureReadyNB to host the very first Pathways to Professions. Pathways to Professions is a 13-week (May 18 - Aug. 14, 2020) paid summer program for undergraduate students at UNB interested in research, communi- cations, and more. Successful applicants will work on research projects for not-for-profit and municipal employers while being paid wages supported...

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Data Access Support Hub launched

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Datasets , Partners , Population Research

The Health Data Research Network (HDRN) has launched the Data Access Support Hub (DASH), a one-stop shop for requesting access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources. This initiative is made possible through the through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), which is a collection of funding partnerships between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and...

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