Health Data Collaboration Projects 2024



Hospital Authority Data Collaboration Lab (HADCL) is inviting enrolment for Online Health Data Exploration Workshop and applications for health big data collaboration projects for 2024.

Online Health Data Exploration Workshop Enrolment (Deadline: 24 Nov 2023, Fri)

Health Data Exploration Workshop will be conducted via Webinar on 4 Dec 2023 (3pm) to introduce services, data and platform of HADCL. Interested researchers may enroll online on or before 24 Nov 2023 at

Application for Health Data Collaboration Projects 2024 (Deadline: 15 Jan 2024, Mon)

HADCL provides a secured platform which includes over 25 years de-identified health data for researchers to conduct their health data collaboration projects. With support from data domain experts from HA and the market-leading AI and Machine Learning technology, HADCL should be able to support researchers for their interested big data / AI research topics.

To apply for the Data Collaboration Projects, the Principal Investigator (PI) must be from one of the UGC-funded Universities with written support from the associated University and necessary ethics approval for their project proposal. Interested researchers may submit their applications online via Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found here.

Apart from the Data Collaboration Projects, researchers can also apply for access to Self-service Data Platform to explore research topics using the sample data. Please click here for details.


Current academic staff & researchers in CUHK who are interested in access to HADCL for conducting health data collaboration projects

Application (Submission Deadline: 15 Jan 2024, Mon) 

Submit online application form with project details* to HADCL office
Assess applications by HADCL steering group 
Sign collaboration agreement by the organisation & undertaking forms by researchers 
Prepare the required data and tools for the selected project by HADCL office 
Access HADCL to start the research study by the authorised researchers 

1. The HA collaborators should be HA staff who support/participate in the proposed project. It is desirable to engage them during application submission. If you do not approach the HA Collaborator for the proposed project, you may fill “N/A” in those related fields during the application submission. We will review the proposal and propose a suitable HA Collaborator afterwards.
2. Support from Organization should be issued by CUHK to prove the support on the related project. Relevant funding approval issued by CUHK 
can be a proof. Or a supporting letter should be issued by the supervisor of Principal Investigator who is the chairperson of department or above from the university. 

Assessment Criteria

1. For public good
2. Readiness of requested data and tools

Differences between Data Collaboration Project and Self-service Data Platform

  Self-service Data Platform  Health Data Collaboration Project 

for researchers to draft research hypotheses or proposals

for researchers to conduct health data collaborative research with HA

Data Type

specific sample data

customised data

Support from HADCL
  • analytical tool
  • analytical tool
  • technical platform
  • support from IT and HI professionals for a deeper data analysis


HA Data Collaboration Projects from CUHK (2019-2022)

You may find more details via this link.

Useful Information

  1. Technical and Platform Information
  2. Data Catalogue 
  3. Researchers are welcome to watch the videos about our researchers’ experience sharing, and visit the Project Summary and Publication page for details of the data collaboration projects in past years.
    For researchers who would like to have better understanding on HA’s health data and HADCL’s capability, they are highly recommended to enroll for the Health Data Exploration Workshop.



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