Key messages

  • The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) provides access to data for approved research purposes, although it will withhold any information that identifies a specific patient, practitioner or institution.
  • Requests for data or information must be submitted through an online request form, which will be forwarded to the council’s representative for approval.
  • Any project involving extensive perinatal data provision must comply with guidelines published by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) provides access to de-identified data for approved statistical and research purposes.

Although CCOPMM provides access to data for research, under regulation 10 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009, it cannot release any information that identifies a patient, practitioner or institution without the appropriate consents being obtained.

Submitting a request for CCOPMM data

The perinatal data request forms are now submitted through the VAHI Data Request Hub. Go to VAHI Data Request Hub to submit a request. 

Related resources

The National statement on ethical conduct in human research, jointly developed by the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and Universities Australia, provides guidelines on ethical conduct and considerations in relation to all human research.

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