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Access to de-identified data or diagnostic material

This information is for researchers seeking access to information or materials held by Pathology Queensland that potentially contains identifiable—or potentially re-identifiable—data. See more about confidential information access.

Queensland Health and non-Queensland Health employees may request access to de-identified data or diagnostic material for approved research or activities relating to health services.

De-identified diagnostic material includes:

  • microbiology isolates
  • unstained FFPE tissue sections
  • swabs
  • blood
  • urine
  • saliva
  • cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • bone marrow.

De-identified diagnostic material does not include diagnostic FFPE blocks or H&E slides.

How to apply

To apply for access to de-identified data/diagnostic material:

  1. Email a completed application for services form (DOC, 299.5 KB) to Pathology Queensland Client Services at
  2. Client Services will provide you with a quote of estimated cost and a laboratory declaration.
  3. Once the quote has been accepted, confidential information/diagnostic material can be released by Pathology Queensland.

After requests meet all requirements, confidential information will be released by Pathology Queensland and be made available by secure data transfer.

Last updated: 7 March 2023