What is the Student Dataset?
CanPath has developed a Student Dataset that provides students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with CanPath data. The CanPath Student Dataset is a synthetic dataset that was manipulated to mimic CanPath’s nationally harmonized data but does not include or reveal actual data of any CanPath participants.
The CanPath Student Dataset is available to instructors at a Canadian university or college for use in an academic course, at no cost. CanPath will provide the Student Dataset and a supporting data dictionary.
Advantages of the CanPath Student Dataset:
- Large sample size (Over 40,000 participants)
- Real-world population-level Canadian data
- Variety of areas of information allowing for a wide range of research topics
- No cost to faculty
- Potential for students to apply for real CanPath data to publish their findings
“The dataset was easy to use and the number of variables it included would be beneficial in many analyses. Also, the dataset included a very large number of observations that made a strong analysis possible.” – MPH Student, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto
What’s in the Student Dataset?
Examples of Student Projects
- Work Schedule and Binge Drinking
- Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Colorectal Cancer
- Smoking and Multiple Sclerosis
- In Vitro Fertilization and Cardiovascular disease
- Anxiety and Migraines
- Green Space and Obesity
- Education and Blood Pressure
- Anxiety and Addiction
Please note: The CanPath Student Dataset is for training purposes only and cannot be used for publication. Students interested in finding out if their project results can be replicated using real CanPath data for potential publication can apply through the regular CanPath Access Process. A reduced fee is available to students and trainees applying for access to CanPath data and biosamples.
Student Dataset Access Process
Completed applications and supporting documents can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks.
- Applicant must be an instructor at a Canadian university or college;
- The dataset is being requested for use in an academic course;
- The course objectives are relevant to CanPath’s purpose, vision and mission;
- The CanPath dataset aligns with course objectives and methods.
- Completed Application Form
- Copy of REB Application
- REB decision letter or proof of exemption
- Brief CV of Applicant (2 pages)
- Course Syllabus