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Where to access data

Researchers now have access to 30 Research Data Centres (RDC) and branches located on as many university campus across the country.

  • Alberta RDC

    The Alberta RDC is located on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Researchers can presently access 8 workstations. It is advisable to book ahead, to ensure avaliablity, by contacting the analyst by phone or email.

  • Manitoba RDC

    The Manitoba RDC is located on the University of Manitoba campus and serves the entire post-secondary system in Manitoba as well as researchers from provincial government agencies and NGOs.

    It offers a comprehensive research environment in which to access and analyze microdata with a closed local area network consisting of a powerful Microsoft server that supports 12 workstations. Each of the workstations has a range of statistical analysis and word processing software available.

  • Prairie Regional RDC

    The Prairie Regional Research Data Centre (PRRDC) was established in 2001, along with eight other RDCs, under the terms of a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The principal investigator for that grant was Dr. Paul Bernard of the University of Montreal, with Dr. Richard Wanner representing the University of Calgary as a co-investigator. Since the Calgary RDC was initially the only Centre in the prairie provinces, it was named the Prairie Regional RDC, although Centres haves since been established at the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

  • Prairie Regional RDC - Lethbridge branch

    Recently opened, this facility is located on the campus of the University of Lethbridge and is affiliated to the Prairie Regional RDC. There are currently four computers available for researchers.

    For bookings, please email us your request or check out Skedda for a specific workstation availability.

  • Saskatchewan RDC

    The Saskatchewan RDC (SKY-RDC) is a provincial resource made possible by a partnership between the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Health Quality Council.