The Manitoba Population Research Data Repository is a comprehensive collection of administrative, registry, survey, and other data about residents of Manitoba. The data come from a variety of government department administrative datasets, such as:
The data are anonymized, so that we can track individual interactions with services, but cannot identify the people seeking them.
The Repository is available for use for research, and can be used by academics and researchers, students, clinicians, government staff. The Manitoba Population Research Data Repository is maintained to support research for approved projects. This means that users will need to obtain permission from the data providers to use the data for a project that meets privacy and ethics requirements.
MCHP has a team of staff who can help researchers identify what data are available, and whether their project idea is feasible. This team will help academics, researchers and students prepare materials and cost estimates for grant submissions, as well as to complete the accreditation process. MCHP staff will prepare the datasets and provide access to them in a secure environment. MCHP offers additional support, such as analysis, on a fee-for-service basis. Students are expected to carry out their own analyses.
For more information on initiating your research project with MCHP, read the section below How Can I Access the Data Repository?
Anyone wishing to use the Repository must submit a proposal, complete an accreditation process, obtain approval from the Research Ethics Board, Health Information Privacy Committee and (if necessary) other data providers, and sign a Researcher Agreement.
For more detailed information on how to access the Repository for research, read the Applying for Access web page.
The following standard statement should be used on all publications using data from the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository:
The authors acknowledge the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy for use of data contained in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository under project # (HIPC#). The results and conclusions are those of the authors and no official endorsement by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Manitoba Health, or other data providers is intended or should be inferred.