Through operating breast screen services since 1993, BreastScreen Victoria has developed an important data pool. This de-identified data can be accessed to support research aimed at improving health outcomes, where the research is in the interest of current and future clients and is aligned with BreastScreen Victoria's Strategic Goals.

While these pages are primarily designed to provide researchers with the information and forms needed to request access, they will also allow our clients, researchers, and the community to know about the research being undertaken with access to BreastScreen Victoria data.

Who owns the data?

The Improving Cancer Outcomes Act 2014 outlines that the Secretary of the Department of Health is the custodian of the data collected through the BreastScreen Victoria program. The Secretary delegates a range of powers about the use of this data to BreastScreen Victoria's CEO. We take this responsibility very seriously and want to ensure this valuable data can assist better breast cancer outcomes for all.

BreastScreen Victoria is committed to protecting our clients' privacy. We are required by law to protect personal information and comply with the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and other relevant legislation relating to confidentiality and privacy. View our Privacy Policy here.

Research register

View and download the Research Register here.

For researchers

Find out more about how to access BreastScreen Victoria data for your research.