Release of Israel's Live Birth Dataset

In February 2024, the Israeli Ministry of Health released microdata from the Live Birth Registry of the year 2014. This dataset, leveraging modern Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs), facilitates accurate statistical analyses while protecting the privacy of mothers and newborns. The pilot project emerged from a collaboration between Boston University researchers (Shlomi Hod and Ran Canetti) and TIMNA, Israel’s National Health Research Platform (Meytal Avgil Tsadok and Roy Cohen).

The official repository is available in the Israeli government open data website (Hebrew).

In order to cater to non Hebrew speakers, direct links to the materials from the official repository are included here:


README (English)

In addition, the technical paper describing the privacy-enhancing technologies employed to release the data is available here.

For feedback regarding the release, please write to the official email address of TIMNA:

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