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    What are the links between maternal chronic disease and long-term outcomes that appear in offspring?

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    Early diagnosis of prostate cancer: which test is best?

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    Associations between maternal cannabis use in pregnancy and early child development: A Canadian population based-study

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A multi-university, data and education resource facilitating interdisciplinary research on the determinants of human health, well-being and development.

Linking data for research: informing policy-making for healthier communities





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We provide research access to one of the world's most comprehensive collections of health care, health services and population health data. These data sets include longitudinal, person-specific, de-identified health data on BC's 5 million residents, from 1985 forward.

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Linkage of data across sectors, such as health, education, early childhood development, workplace and the environment, helps us to understand the complex interplay of influences on human health, well-being and development. The data sets that we manage are linkable to each other and to other data sets, including researcher-collected data, if approved by the data provider.

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We operate one of the most secure data storage centres in Canada. Our Secure Research Environment (SRE) provides a safe, secure place for researchers to conduct their analysis, while ensuring that privacy sensitive data remains protected.

We also offer researchers a data storage option with CaraSpace.

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Responding to the needs of population health researchers in British Columbia and across Canada, we offer a range of in-person workshops, free online courses and resources, webinars and a Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
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Recently approved projects

Predictors of poor health and functional recovery following road trauma: An emergency department inception cohort study

Evaluating the intended and unintended consequences of opioid prescribing interventions on primary care

Validation of COVID-19 Diagnoses in Administrative Data