DASH banner

The Data Access Support Hub (DASH) is a one-stop data access service portal for researchers requiring multi-regional data in Canada.

DASH aims to:

  • Provide coordinated data access support to researchers
  • Provide transparent and readily available information on the availability of data assets, common algorithms, and data access processes
  • Over time DASH aims to harmonize, streamline, and automate the multi-jurisdictional data access process in Canada where possible.

DASH services are provided by a multi-centre coordination team from various provincial/territorial data centres and pan-Canadian organizations, including the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada. Please see our Getting Started page for more information about how DASH can support your research request.

DASH supports and respects OCAP® (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession) Principles when requesting, accessing and using First Nations data, as set out by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC). Learn more.

You will need to sign up for a free DASH account to request data through DASH.

Sign up Log in