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Statistics Canada Research Data Centre

The University of Calgary's Satellite RDC located within the Centre for Health Informatics 

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About Us

The Calgary Satellite Research Data Centre (RDC) at the Centre for Health Informatics is part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network that provides researchers access to a wide array of Statistics Canada confidential microdata files in a secure computer facility. The large number of social, economic, and health surveys along with Census and administrative files housed in the RDC provides opportunities for research across multiple disciplines. The RDC network is currently comprised of over 30 RDCs across the country, primarily on university campuses, allowing for flexibility and collaboration.

This is an affiliated branch of the Prairie RDC located at the University of Calgary's main campus and creates additional capacity and accessibility to actionable/valuable/crucial/all-important data. Statistical software available in the RDC includes Stata, SAS, SPSS and R and additional programs such as ArcGIS.

Availability

The RDC is open twice a week and researchers can book one half day at this location: 

  • Wednesday:
    • Morning: 9am – 12:30pm
    • Afternoon: 1pm – 5pm
  • Thursday:
    • Morning: 9am – 12:30pm
    • Afternoon: 1pm – 5pm

Booking

Researchers requesting to work at this location will use an automated booking system to request workstations. 


Please email us if you are interested in working at this location so that we can set up your account.

Contact

This location is staffed by:

  • Jeanne Williams
  • Hamid Akbary

Email: rdc@ucalgary.ca

Get Access

Get access to Statistics Canada microdata

Researchers can apply to access the RDC by submitting an application through the Microdata Access Portal

Request Access

Partners

Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada Research Data Centre Network
University of Calgary