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Research Data Centre at the University of Regina

 

With funding provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, a project is underway to establish a branch Research Data Centre (RDC) in Regina to provide access to Statistics Canada microdata.

The centre launch is targeted for April 2019. The centre will be located at #190, 2 Research Drive (Innovation Place).

Project milestones to date:

  • Fall 2016: Survey of University of Regina research community to gauge interest in establishing a RDC in Regina
  • Spring 2017: Partnership with Government of Saskatchewan established
  • November 2017: RDC proposal submitted to the Canadian Research Data Centre Network
  • December 2017: Conditional approval received
  • June 2018: Funding from Government of Saskatchewan confirmed
  • October 2018: Lease signed with Innovation Place

Project activities going forward:

  • November 2018 to end of January 2019: renovations and procurement of equipment and furniture
  • February 2019: move in, set up, establish network connections, test network connections and test equipment
  • March 2019: StatCan and Shared Services inspections
  • April 2019: grand opening and launch

Research Town Hall Presentations November 9, 2018

 

Where do I find more information about RDCs?

You can find more information about the Research Data Centres (RDC) Program here: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/rdc/index

Here is a link to an extensive list of frequently asked questions: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/rdc/faq

To learn more about the project application process and guidelines, visit: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/rdc/process

You can find more information about the Canadian Research Data Centre Network here: https://crdcn.org/

The NESSTAR data portal is a site where you can find the metadata for the RDC microdata: http://www62.statcan.ca/webview/

University of Regina contacts: