Call for proposals -1991 Census Mortality Cancer Cohort (Pilot Project)
Statistics Canada is calling for proposals to: i) develop, test and evaluate confidentiality vetting rules that will ensure data confidentiality, ii) improve documentation, iii) and assess data quality to support the introduction of the 1991 Canadian Census Cohort: mortality & cancer follow-up database in the RDCs. Proposals should be submitted by August 31, 2012 to Donna Dosman, Chief Research Data Centre Program.
Preference will be given to proposals that focus on at least one of the following criteria: Cross-section tabular output; Multiple cancer types or causes of death; Specific sub-populations or socio-demographic/economic characteristics; Small area analysis. Proposals will also be assessed on the scientific merit and viability of the proposed research. It is expected that up to 4 proposals will be accepted. In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, approved researchers will need to submit a project description that will be posted on the Statistics Canada website.
The 1991 Canadian Census Cohort: mortality & cancer follow-up is a probabilistic linked database. Approximately 2.7 million individuals aged 25 or older, who were enumerated by the 1991 long-form census, were followed for mortality (1991 to 2006), cancer (1969 to 2003) and annual place of residence (1990 to 2007). Follow-up will be extended to 2011 when data become available. Complete details of the construction and content of the database are provided in the following reports by Wilkins et al. (2008) and by Peters & Tjepkema (2011). For more information, visit the Canadian Vital Statistics data website, the Canadian Cancer Registry website or read the System Guide.