Welcome to my.popdata

The my.popdata website provides access to a variety of online resources. Access to some parts of this site will require you to login using your PopData account. If you don't already have an account, you may register for one here.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to parts of this site requires agreement to the terms and conditions of the my.popdata Privacy Policy.


Education & Training


We also offer workshops, webinars, special events and fully-online certificate courses. For more information on these, and descriptions of our free courses and resources visit: www.popdata.bc.ca/etu

Help and quick links

Available machines
SRE | SRTL | RTL

Help pages
SRE | SRTL | RTL

Metadata Central

Approved users (listed below) may access file and field level summaries for BC Cancer Agency, Human Early Learning Partnership EDI, 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

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

You will need a my.popdata account to log in and Metadata Central will appear as an option under the Researcher Tools tab. To request access to Metadata Central, please contact the Data Access Unit at dataaccess@popdata.bc.ca.

Forgot or need to resest your password?

If you have forgotten your password, please contact SRE Support at: SRE@popdata.bc.ca

To reset your password, login, click on the Account button on the far right of the navigation bar and select "Change Passphrase".

BC Data ScoutTM

BC Data ScoutTM is a data query service intended to provide cohort information in the form of highly aggregated, approximate results to researchers who are planning a study using Ministry of Health Data.

To check out this service you will need a my.popdata account to login. If you don't already have an account, you may register for one here.