Services for Researchers

Data sets available

Data sets available

Linkage of data across sectors, such as health, education 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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Data access

We provide academic researchers 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 4.7 million residents, from 1985 forward.

Data linkage

Data linkage

Linkage allows information on an individual from one data source to be linked to information on the same individual from another data source. Using linked data makes it possible to gain a more comprehensive understanding than could be obtained from a single data source. 

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Secure data storage

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 data storage and archiving services.

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Education and training

The Education and Training Unit (ETU) is an analysis training centre that supports research on human health, well-being and development, and responds to the training and education needs of British Columbia's researchers. 

Support for COVID-19 research

PopData is partnering with a number of organizations to support research related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Need pan-Canadian data?

The Data Access Support Hub (DASH) is a one-stop data access service portal for researchers requiring multi-jurisdictional data in Canada.

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