Data Sources

External Sources of Research Data

  • Population Data BC, housed at the University of British Columbia, administers researcher access to data housed in the BC Linked Data Base on a cost recovery basis.  
  • The Canadian Institute for Health Information: CIHI is a non profit, pan-Canadian organization that provides essential statistics and analysis about the health care system in Canada. It provides access to data in more than 20 national and provincial data holdings in 3 areas: health services, health professionals and health spending. Population health research is supporting by collecting data on other non-health related factors, such as income, that have a relationship to health status. 

Population Statistics


USA and International

Research Registries
The following list includes online registries that promote the utililization of evidence-based research by conducting systematic reviews of published research for use by health care professionals, decision makers and researchers.