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Request BC Cancer Data

Here are the instructions for requesting BC Cancer Registry or other BC Cancer data, as well as information on using PopData BC.

BC Cancer data requests related to research


Review the PHSA Data Use and Access Terms

The Terms set out the responsibilities that apply to a recipient who wishes to have access and use of the data for the purposes of conducting research or statistical activities, whether such activities are approved by a Research Ethics Board (REB), or exempted from REB approval due to the activity being a Project.

Each member who wishes to have access and use of the data are required to review and agree to the Data Access and Use Terms. The terms can be found on the PHSA Data Access and Use Terms web page.


Complete the online form

Please complete the online DAR. Ensure that all supporting documentation are included, such as ethics application, REB approval certificate, REB exemption waiver if applicable, research proposal, and consent letters if applicable. If you have old copies of the DAR, they are no longer the correct form and will not be accepted.

Please reference the Data Field Extraction Reference Guide (Word doc) for navigating the spectrum of available BC Cancer data for your specific data requirements. Please note that this guide is for reference only and the submission process has transitioned to our online platform.


Clarification and modification responses

You may receive clarification questions and/or modification requests from the BCC Data Stewards. If so, please submit your responses to the feedback through the Clarification/Modifications response form.

Non-research data requests

Any non-research data requests or questions related to data requests may be directed to the Data & Analytics central data request email at

Population Data BC

The BC Cancer Registry contributes data to Population Data BC (PopData BC) to facilitate population health research and enable convenient data linkage of Registry data with health and other information captured across the province.

Researchers wanting to access cancer data facilitated through PopData may use the PopData website.

Information, forms and a checklist of available BC Cancer Registry data is on the BC Cancer Registry Data page on PopData BC.

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