ABOUT POPULATION DATA BC
Population Data BC is a multi-university, data and education resource facilitating interdisciplinary research on the determinants of human health, well-being and development.
We support research access to individual-level, de-identified longitudinal data on British Columbia’s four million residents.
These data are linkable to each other and to external data sets, where approved by the data provider. Linkage of data across sectors, such as health, education, early childhood development, workplace and the environment, facilitates advances in understanding the complex interplay of influences on human health, well-being and development. Such research informs health related policy-making and investment decisions for healthier communities.
Education and training
Responding to the training needs of British Columbia’s researchers, we offer: in-person workshops, free online workshops, best practice documents and a distance education based Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis. We are also able to deliver educational services to researchers around the province using our mobile computer lab.
View our short animation below, Administrative Data and You, which explains what we do, how we do it, and how population health research benefits all of us.
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We strive to ensure that researchers have timely access to data and training they need to address research questions on human health, well-being and development, and that research using these data informs policy-making and leads to healthier communities.