Queen's Research Data Centre

Queen's Research Data Centre

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About the Queen's Research Data Centre (QRDC)

Effective April 2, 2021, the QRDC will be closed until further notice.


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.