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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.

  • Carleton, Ottawa, Outaouais RDC (COOL-RDC)

    The COOL RDC is a the sole inter-provincial facility in the CRDCN, with three university partners in Ontario and Quebec: Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

    In operation since 2005, the COOL RDC is a bilingual centre located in the Morisset Library at the University of Ottawa. There are currently 12 workstations available to researchers.

  • McMaster RDC

    The McMaster RDC was the first to open its doors in December 2000. Twelve workstations are currently available to researchers.

  • Queen's RDC

    Queen’s Research Data Centre (QRDC) has been serving researchers since August 2005. The QRDC provides access to 10 workstations for 18.75 hours per week.

    Since opening, the QRDC has been accessed by over 170 researchers, and has contributed to a wide range of presentations, graduate theses, refereed articles, book chapters, and working papers. It is managed by Queen’s University Library, in collaboration with the Office of Research Services and Queen’s University Information Technology Services.

  • South-Western Ontario RDC (SWO-RDC)

    The South-Western Ontario Research Data Centre (SWO-RDC) is located on the campus of the University of Waterloo. In addition to that university, it serves researchers from Wilfrid Laurier universities.

    A branch was opened at Guelph University in 2011.

  • SWO-RDC - Guelph branch

    This branch is located on the campus of the University of Guelph and is affiliated to the South-Western Ontario RDC (SWO-RDC). Opened in the fall 2011, there are currently four work stations available to researchers.

  • Toronto RDC

    The Toronto RDC, open since 2001, is a secure research facility set up for the express purpose of enabling social science, health and policy researchers to analyze Statistics Canada's master longitudinal, panel and cross-sectional survey data.

    Since its inception, hundreds of research projects have been completed, leading to the publication of numerous peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, reports and working papers. The Toronto RDC houses 25 workstations, as well as printing facilities, lockers, a conference room with workstation and projector, and an Internet Room.

  • Toronto RDC - Nipissing branch

    This facility is located on the campus of Nipissing University and is affiliated to the Toronto RDC.

  • Toronto RDC - York branch

    This facility is located on the campus of York University and is affiliated to the Toronto RDC. It is funded by the office of York University's Vice President of Research and Innovation (VPRI), SSHRC, CIHR, and managed by York University's Institute for Social Research.

  • University of Western Ontario RDC (UWO-RDC)

    The UWO-RDC opened at Western University in 2004 and a branch was opened at the University of Windsor in 2010. There are currently eight work stations available to researchers.

    Since 2008, the UWO-RDC publishes a Statistics and Data Series that promotes enhancement of technical skills and holds brown bag luncheons to showcase research done at the RDC.

  • UWO-RDC - Windsor branch

    This facility is located on the campus of the University of Windsor and is affiliated to the University of Western Ontario RDC (UWO-RDC). Opened in the 2010, there are currently four work stations available to researchers.