February 28, 2018
BC Data Scout, a collaborative effort between the BC Ministry of Health, the BC SUPPORT Unit, and Population Data BC, officially launches today.
This online service offers health care researchers a quick and free way of discovering if there’s enough information about people with certain health characteristics to support a research study, using just a single point of access.*
Check out the video to find out more about why the launch of BC Data Scout is changing health research in BC:
Why is BC Data Scout so important? Because it makes a difference in health care. A researcher can make sure that there’s enough information available to determine if a research study is worth pursuing further, making their research applications stronger and giving them a better chance of securing future funding.
The service is important for patients because stronger research programs can lead to higher-quality research which is key to better health care – which means potential benefits for everyone.
For more information, please see this webpage and read the FAQs.