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

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:427

Last revised July 11th, 2024

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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