Hospital Authority Remote Data Access


The Self-service Data Platform (the Platform) has been set up by HA Data Collaboration Laboratory (HADCL), with an aim to enable researchers to draft research hypothesis and proposals, and make research study by using the sample data in Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Viya platform.

In response to researchers’ demand for a more convenient access, remote access to the Platform has been established for enhancing the data accessibilityThe Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is authorized to have remote access to the Self-service Data Platform. Located in InnoPort, the remote centre is now officially open to access for CUHK researchers of all disciplines. Users must adhere to the security policy, rules and regulations set out by HADCL and The Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services (ORKTS).

Target Participants

Current academic staff & researchers in CUHK who would like to
draft research hypothesis / proposal but do not have experience using HA clinical data
make research study by using the sample data provided*

*Ethics approval will be required for research study and/or publication using the sample data in the Self-service Data Platform.

Types of Data

The sample data is made of structured data from around 200,000 patients randomly selected from the patient populations of 2007 and 2017, stratified by age and gender. They include:
Demographic characteristics
Attendance records to hospitals or clinics
Clinical diagnosis, procedures, medication and laboratory results
Radiology examination results

Remote Access Location at CUHK

3A, InnoPort, Inter-University Hall, CUHK

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday (Except Public Holiday and during maintenance), 9:30am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Application and Procedure 

Click here for more details. 

Preparation for Remote Access

Currently, SAS Viya software is the only tool for data access, analytics and visualization in the Self-service Data Platform. Researchers shall have knowledge about SAS tools and programming skills before applying for access to the Platform. Below are some of the useful resources for your self-learning of the system:
▣  An Introduction to SAS® Viya® 3.5 Programming
▣  SAS® Cloud Analytic Services 3.5: User’s Guide
▣  SAS® Cloud Analytic Services 3.5: DATA Step Programming
▣  SAS® Viya® 3.5: FedSQL Programming for SAS® Cloud Analytic Services


Application |

Booking On-Site Support | Ms Joan Yu |   3943 0430  ✉

Data Catalogue & Output Request | HADCL Office |

Find Out More   

More details can be found on HADCL website.