Industry Involved Initiatives

Industry Innovation Partnerships

Secondary Use Data Access (SUDA) Initiative

The Alberta Secondary Use Data Access (SUDA) initiative is a pilot project that is exploring a novel partnership between the Government of Alberta (GOA) and industry to address priority problems in the interest of care and cost improvements. The SUDA initiative is supporting collaboration between the GOA and multi-national enterprises (MNEs) in the life sciences, as well as Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Six concept projects have been selected by the SUDA Concept Project Steering Committee, and are intended to be completed by late 2018/early 2019.

The goal of the SUDA initiative is to accelerate health research, support innovation, and strengthen the health system through insights from the analysis of health data. The IHE is serving as a partner to the GOA to strengthen analytic capacity and foster collaboration between the GOA, industry, and other contributors.

The SUDA initiative will not provide industry with access to any identifiable health data; rather, it will enable insights from analytic outputs and summary statistics that inform research questions. All data access is in a manner consistent with Alberta Health employees and in accordance with existing legislation and Alberta Health information management and security policies.

Upon completion of the SUDA concept projects, an evaluation will be conducted to determine the value of continuing the initiative beyond the pilot stage. Organizations (Alberta SMEs or life sciences MNEs) interested in participating in any future SUDA initiatives are encouraged to contact us at