Metadata Central

Approved users (listed below) may access file and field level summaries for BC Cancer, the Human Early Learning Partnership EDI, the BC Ministry of Health and BC Vital Statistics Agency via Metadata Central.

  • Researchers or project team members at any stage of the data application (DAR) process (feasibility, initial, proposed, applied or approved)
  • Anyone affiliated with a research or public institution, including health authorities, (e.g. BC Centre for Disease Control) and Public Service Agencies (e.g. BC Coroners Service)
  • Data Stewards and/or designated affiliates
  • Students enrolled in one of our Education and Training Unit courses


How to access Metadata Central

Access to Metadata Central is through the my.popdata website and you will need a my.popdata account to log in.

To request access to Metadata Central, please contact the Data Access Unit at dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to Metadata Central is NOT AVAILABLE to users outside of Canada.

 

DARs/Projects snapshot

Total number of DARs/Projects currently with PopData:

429

The breakdown:

DARs in preparation/review

46

Projects with amendments in preparation/review

28

DARs in post-approval 

10

Projects with data being prepared

32

Projects being maintained
(includes 11 Data Access Support Hub (DASH) and 13 DI Program)

288

CaraSpace projects

25

 

Last revised June 10, 2022

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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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