Who are we?
The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) is a premier research and training platform for over 2,000 researchers in the quantitative social and health sciences in Canada.
The Network provides unique access to Statistics Canada data on 33 campuses across the country to advance knowledge and inform public policy.
It is funded by SSHRC, CIHR, CFI, the FRQ, Statistics Canada and our 42 primary and affiliated partner universities. CRDCN is recognized as one of Canada’s Major Science Initiatives.
The data found in the RDCs has been referenced in over 5,000 publications. Our researchers investigate socio-economic and health topics as well as cross-cutting topics related to Indigenous Peoples, gender, racial and ethnic issues, and housing and homelessness.
We offer events, conferences, and training opportunities all year long. We are also proud to promote our partners’ and researchers’ events to contribute to a vibrant research community.
RDC microdata come primarily from Statistics Canada Survey Master files. We also provide access to administrative records including tax, employment insurance, social assistance, and hospitalization records.