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Our database is the only population-based trauma registry in Canada that captures data on all major traumas from hospitals across the province. The information is collected by Trauma Nova Scotia staff from the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the IWK Health Centre, the eight district hospitals, and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service. The registry has been province-wide since April 2000 and now houses over 14,500 records with the capacity to collect over 2,200 data elements per record.

Data Requests

Data from the TNS Registry can be requested for research and non-research purposes. Depending on the type of data being sought, the requestor(s) submit an application for access to person-level personal health information or aggregate-level personal health information. A general overview of the data request process is shown to the right. The duration of this process varies depending on the complexity of the request and the time required to obtain all necessary review board approvals and a signed data sharing agreement. 


For more information or to submit a request for data, contact TNS Registry Coordinator Karen Ssebazza at

Overview of Data Request Process

Data Collection Sites

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