Queen's Research Data Centre (QRDC)

 Research Data Centres are Statistics Canada premises and must be compliant with the Government of Canada’s policies and directives. To align with Health Canada and the Occupational Health and Safety at Statistics Canada (OHS), visitors are required to wear medical grade masks while you are in the QRDC.

Medical grade masks will be available at the entrance of the QRDC for use.

Access to the QRDC is by appointment only. See Locations and Hours for days and times and how to book an appointment.

Closed Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4

The QRDC will be closed Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4 for Canada Day and a University holiday. The QRDC will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, July 5, at 9:00 am.

Access to the QRDC will continue to be through appointment only.

The QRDC is a member of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), which provides researchers with access to microdata 'masterfiles' from population and health surveys. Access to the QRDC is limited to those with projects approved by Statistics Canada. Before applying to the QRDC, you will have to show that your research cannot be conducted using Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs) available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). Access to DLI PUMFs at Queen's is available through the Library's Data Services, using the ODESI data portal.

The QRDC has been serving researchers since August 2005. We provide access to 15 workstations for 22.5 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. The QRDC is managed by Queen's University Library, in collaboration with Queen's University Research Services and Information Technology Services.