All usage of data is regulated by a Data Sharing Agreement between Population Data BC and you as the data provider. The Agreement forms the essential governance foundation for data access for approved research in the public interest, in compliance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and other pertinent legislation.
As a data provider you maintain control (or stewardship) of the data and approve all Data Access Requests from researchers on a case-by-case basis. PopData has no authority whatsoever in terms of authorizing access to the data.
A Data Sharing Agreement can be for multiple projects or just for a specific project (data can become part of PopData’s data holdings or only available for a specific project and be time-limited).
Security requirements and compliance monitoring are standard in our Data Sharing Agreements, and include logging, reporting and auditing.