The UNBC RDC is now open!

The UNBC Research Data Centre provides Northern BC researchers with the opportunity to access and analyse detailed microdata from an increasing array of survey, census and administrative data.  The branch Research Data Centre at UNBC (RDC@UNBC) is affiliated with the British Columbia Inter-University Research Data Centre (BCIRDC), which is a member of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN).

Note that only approved researchers can use the RDC (after they have applied to access the RDC using the RDC application process). Graduate students are encouraged to apply to use the data to support their research.

As the application process can take up to 2 months, we encourage researchers to plan ahead when developing research projects and applying for access to the data.  Click on the links in the menu on the left-hand side of this page for more information.


Currently, the RDC is open on Tuesdays from 8:00am-2:00pm and Thursdays from 8:00am-1:45pm.  The hours will change depending on researcher need and staff availability.


The UNBC RDC has four workstations with the following statistical software:

  • SPSS
  • StatTransfer
  • Stata
  • WesVar
  • SAS
  • R
  • MatLab

Additional software will be considered upon request.


  • Statistics Canada
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Canadian institutes of Health Research
  • Office of Research
  • College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Management
  • Graduate Programs
  • Geoffrey R Weller Library
  • Information Technology Services
  • Northern Medical Program
  • Northern Health

For additional information, please contact Cindy Hardy, UNBC RDC Academic Director: or Larine Sluggett, RDC Statistical Assistant at or (250) 960-5332.