Information Sharing with PopData British Columbia

CIC and PopData have agreed on a framework that allows disclosure of CIC Data for the purpose of facilitating CIC-authorized immigrant health research projects with individual researchers who apply to access data held at PopData.

CIC will disclose personal information from the Permanent Residents database for the period 1985 to the present, along with annual updates, to PopData. PopData will link British Columbia (BC) provincial personal information with the Permanent Residents personal information data provided by CIC in order to create linked de-identified Research Extracts that can be made available to researchers working on CIC-authorized and approved projects.

Any researchers requesting CIC data must be vetted and approved by CIC. Approved research projects will be documented in a Research Undertaking Arrangement between CIC and the researcher and forwarded to Population Data BC in order to authorize data provision to the researcher. Please note that, contained in the Research Undertaking Arrangement between CIC and the Researcher, it will clearly state that Researcheris not permitted to manipulate the data in such a way that would cause the re-personalization or re-identification of the data.

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