The Queen's Research Data Centre is a member of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) that provides researchers with access to microdata 'masterfiles' from population and health surveys. Access to the RDC is limited to those with projects approved by Statistics Canada. Before applying to an RDC, 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 Social Science Data Centre, using the ODESI data portal.
Queen's Research Data Centre has been serving researchers since August 2005. The QRDC provides access to 10 workstations for 18.75 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 the Office of Research Services and Queen's University Information Technology Services.