Services for Researchers

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Population Data BC offers the following services for qualified researchers:

  • Guidance, support and advice in creating applications for health services or population health data
  • Access to MetaData Central, an online data documentation system
  • A harmonized, transparent access procedure for applying for data through Population Data BC
  • Realtime access to detailed project status information online via PopData’s project management system, AppTracker
  • Remote access to our Secure Research Environment - a central server for data storage and analysis, including encrypted backups, software, and other services to ensure compliance with data access requirements
  • A range of educational courses to meet the training and education needs of British Columbia’s researchers

Looking for help with analysis for an approved project?  The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) at UBC has extensive experience managing and manipulating large administrative data sets, completing complex analyses, and providing interpretable findings. Analytic Services by CHSPR can help once you have permission to access data.

In the DATA AVAILABLE pages of this site you will find information on what data is available through Population Data BC.

In the DATA ACCESS pages of this site you will find:

  • Requirements for data access
  • The data access request process
  • Researcher tools and resources
  • Document centre
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Glossary of terms

In the EDUCATION AND TRAINING pages of this site you will find details on:

  • Our Professional Specialisation Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis
  • Upcoming in-person workshops
  • Free online workshops
  • Past presentations, workshops and events

Page last revised: February 25, 2016