Accessing burns data
Access to burns data collected and collated by the BRANZ is guided by strict protocols and procedures to ensure that privacy and other ethical principles are maintained at all times. Any person requesting BRANZ data must agree to comply with these policies and procedures on the data request documentation.
If a researcher requires identifiable data, ethics approval and Steering Committee approval will be required. Otherwise, at no stage will data summaries that could identify hospitals or patients be provided.
All requests for access to BRANZ data must take appropriate timelines into account.
As a general rule, requests for data will take a minimum of 2-4 weeks to complete from the date received.
If a fee for provision of data is applicable, the data requester must agree to these costs (in writing) before any data request can be met.
Prior to requesting data
Any person requesting data should read the BRANZ Annual Reports prior to requesting data, as information required may already be contained within these reports. Also Fact Sheets are available on the ANZBA website and these may contain information information required.
ANZBA referral criteria
The BRANZ includes adult and paediatric burns patients who sustained burn injuries severe enough to require admission to a major burns unit. The ANZBA referral criteria is located on the ANZBA website. Presentations to the Emergency Department and Outpatient clinics are excluded.
Please send all completed requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
BRANZ data request form
BRANZ policy guidelines for data request
BRANZ policy guidelines for acknowledgement and authorship
BRANZ policy guidelines for fees