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DataBC – Data Request
DataBC is interested in helping you obtain the data you need. Before submitting a data request:
Have you tried searching the
B.C. Data Catalogue
Have you tried searching in other online tools? e.g.,
If you are a student or a researcher, have you consulted with your institution's data librarian office? e.g.,
UBC Library Data Services
Have you tried searching for the information using the exploration tools available in the B.C. Data Catalogue, e.g.,
MSP Blue Book
? Sometimes specific information may be found in a larger dataset and in existing data records in the Catalogue.
If you have a question about a specific dataset in the B.C. Data Catalogue, have you tried contacting the point of contact identified in the dataset's catalogue record? Every dataset in the catalogue provides a contact person who can help answer questions about the data they are responsible for.
Please ensure your data request has enough detail to allow us to interpret and process effectively. We cannot guarantee a response to requests lacking sufficient information.
We do not respond to requests for personal information. e.g., vital statistics or Medical Services Plan. Please contact the relevant agency directly.
We do not respond to Freedom of Information requests. Please see
for information about submitting these types of requests.
to submit general government enquiries.
B.C. Crown Corporation
Federal, Provincial, or Local Government
First Nations Government
Private Sector Business
Please describe your data request
The information on this form is collected under the authority of Sections 26(c) and 27(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [RSBC 1996 c.165], and will help us to assess and respond to your enquiry. By consenting to submit this form you are confirming that you are authorized to provide information of individuals/organizations/businesses for the purpose of your enquiry.
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