Researcher tools and resources

  • AppTracker - Realtime access to detailed project status information online via PopData’s project management system
  • BC Data ScoutTM - BC Data ScoutTM is BC’s first data feasibility service and one of the initial data services to be offered by the BC SUPPORT Unit
  • Data Prospector BC - An inventory of the linkable data sets available to BC's researchers
  • Metadata Central - An online system for access to file and field level summaries for selected data sets held at PopData.
  • DARonline - Our online data application request (DAR) features user-friendly navigation, the ability for researchers and Data Stewards to generate project-specific documentation, and the ability for multiple individuals to review and edit the same DAR. Access to the DAR is through, under the ‘Researcher Tools’ tab. You will need a my.popdata account to log in. If you don’t have an account, please visit
  • Snippets - a place where researchers and data analysts can share various bits or snippets of code they have written.
  • Consent form decision tree - for help with choosing the correct consent form templates when collecting data
  • REDCap - a secure, standardized data management tool for privacy-sensitive data collection, management, and storage.

Documents and forms centre - Provides quick access to many of the documents and forms required throughout the data access and delivery process.

Education and training courses - PopData's Education and Training Unit (ETU) offers a range of in-person workshops and free online courses for researchers.

Page last revised: July 14, 2020