Academic Data Centre

Drop-in statistics and statistical software help are available during our open hours. We provide support for SPSS, Stata, SAS, and R and ArcGIS.

Librarians and data experts at the ADC are available to researchers and students for consultation. Get expert help on finding datasets, accessing confidential Statistics Canada data, interpreting statistical methods and procedures, creating graphs and maps, or managing your research dataEmail us for an appointment.

Get started with data by reading one of our research guides.

Key sources of data

Statistics Canada
Data from the nation's statistical agency—the starting point for any statistical research on Canada. Access Census and other survey data. Alternatively, access StatCan data through CANSIM @ CHASS, for easier bulk-download.

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Contains over 5,300 datasets for the social sciences, with more than 17,900 additional dataset descriptions available for searching. Access opinion polls, public StatCan data and raw StatCan data released through the Data Liberation Initiative (otherwise unavailable on the StatCan site). Alternatively, browse the <odesi> database with Nesstar.

ICPSR
One of the world's largest archives of social science data, ICPSR includes social surveys, polls, longitudinal data files, and more, from countries around the world.

re3data.org
A registry of research data repositories. Use this to search for over 2,000 research data repositories, which store primary research data deposited by researchers and research groups across all disciplines.

UWindsor Dataverse
The University of Windsor's institutional data repository. Search for primary research data created by Windsor researchers.

Data and statistics research guides

Course guides