​​​​​​Welcome to the CU-RDC

The Carleton University Research Data Centre (CU-RDC) provides secure access to confidential Statistics Canada microdata and number of administrative databanks. It is located in room ML121, on the first floor of the MacOdrum Library.

For information on the data available in the CU-RDC, applying to access data in the CU-RDC or the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) see the "Related links" box on this page.

CU-RDC workstations are booked through the Skedda booking system. Instructions on using the Skedda system can be found here:

If you need assistance booking a workstation or accessing the CU-RDC, contact rdc@cunet.carleton.ca, or call (613) 520-2600 Ext. 5070.

Contact Xuefeng Hu (CU-RDC Statistical Analyst) at rdc@cunet.carleton.ca or Frances Woolley (Academic Director) frances.woolley@carleton.ca for answers to any other CU-RDC-related questions.

News and upcoming events

CU-RDC open five days a week

The CU-RDC is making its extended opening hours permanent, and is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Upcoming seminars

Two decades of poverty reduction politics in Canada: Better for single parent families and single working age adults?
June 7, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST | Microsoft Teams | Free | Register

Description: Single parent families and single adults of working age are much more likely to experience poverty than most other Canadians. Over the past two decades, poverty reduction entered and often stayed on the agenda of policymakers Canada’s jurisdictions. This paper investigates whether the relative position of these two disadvantaged groups has improved over time (1999-2017) in Canada, and its provinces. We measure poverty using the Low-Income Measure (LIM) and an anchored LIM, allowing us to analyze poverty changes in a relative sense (compared to the typical Canadian) and an absolute sense (purchasing power). Our model controls for changes in demographic and regional characteristics. We find that Canada and all its provinces have become more inclusive towards these high poverty risk groups. This improvement occurred against a backdrop of substantive declines in absolute poverty with relatively little change in relative poverty levels for Canada as a whole. The evidence for single parent families is particularly strong whereas for single adults of working age improvements are smaller. These groups nonetheless still face well above average poverty rates.

Programme des centres de données de recherche - Un aperçu [French]
May 5, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST | Microsoft Teams | Free | Register

Description: Joignez-vous à nous pour en apprendre davantage sur le véhicule d'accès aux microdonnées de StatCan, le programme des CDR, présenté par l'analyste Bluette Arcady Mongoue et gestionnaire régional par intérim à Statistique Canada, Valérie Congote. Elle présenteront un aperçu de 1) l'objectif du programme ; 2) le processus d'accès aux données ; 3) les procédures de diffusion des résultats ; et 4) le portefeuille de données et la production de données.

Two decades of poverty reduction politics in Canada: Better for single parent families and single working age adults
June 7, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST | Microsoft Teams | Free | Registration available soon

Please contact Data Services (dataservices@carleton.ca) for more information on any upcoming seminars.

Previous webinars are available on the Research Data Centres (RDC): Training and outreach page.

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COVID Policies

All visitors to the Carleton RDC must comply with Carleton's COVID protocols. All RDC visitors must be masked, vaccinated and COVID-free. A COVID screening form must be completed before entering the RDC. Click here for screening instructions for visitors who are not Carleton students or employees.

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