With almost 30,000 British Columbians participating in BC’s largest-ever health study, the BC Generations Project is a vast and growing resource of population health data. Our dataset becomes even more valuable for research when it is linked to other health and vital statistics data.
We’re pleased to report that data from the BC Generations Project is now available for access and linkage through Population Data BC, a provincial resource that houses one of the world’s largest collections of population health data within a highly-secure data environment.
Located at the University of British Columbia, Population Data BC is a multi-university data and education resource that stores de-identified longitudinal health and population data on each of British Columbia’s 4.4 million residents, including those within the BC Generations Project dataset. Data provided by the BC Generations Project remains under the jurisdiction of the BC Cancer Agency.
The linkage between our data and administrative health information from Government databases will help researchers discover connections between our study data and the long-term outcomes for participants’ health and use of health care services. This will provide a much clearer view of how genetics, lifestyle and environment may contribute to chronic diseases like cancer.
Find out more about BC Generations Project data available through Population Data BC.