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.
Office hours are Mondays only and these requests will need to be scheduled along with routine BRANZ tasks.
As a general rule, requests for data will take 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.
ANZBA referal criteria
The BRANZ includes adult and paediatrics 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 presentations are excluded.