WELCOME TO DATAHUBBC!
DataHub BC is a data visualization platform aimed at improving health service delivery for gay and bisexual men by bringing together findings from high quality studies conducted in British Columbia and across Canada.
HOW DOES DATAHUB BC PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS?
Protecting the privacy of research participants is our first priority. We use the same high standards used to protect individuals who complete the Canadian Census or respond to BC's provincially-administered surveys.
The datasets underlying DataHub BC are located at the University of Victoria and stored behind secure firewalls so that only data summaries are available to end users.
By presenting only aggregated results, DataHub BC can be used conduct basic hypotheses tests and create stunning visualizations without compromising the privacy and confidentiality of research participants.
Several advanced anonymization techniques can ensure that survey data can never be linked to specific individuals. These include random record inclusion, random variable swapping, and synthetic data generation.
In some cases, such as when only a small number of people have a given characteristic, we censor data by omitting the values from reported totals.