Queen's Research Data Centre (QRDC)

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

Instructions for booking an appointment:
You must book a workstations to come to the QRDC. Four workstation are available to be booked for the entire day (one person at each workstation) or for the morning (9:00 am -12:00 pm) or the afternoon (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm). You have flexibility throughout the day to come and go from your designated workstation. Please be mindful and only book for days you will come into the QRDC. You can book up to two weeks in advance. If you need to cancel your appointment, please ensure it is done more than 24 hours in advance to allow for another researcher to book.

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.