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). It provides Northern BC researchers with the opportunity to access and analyse detailed microdata from an increasing array of survey, census and administrative data.

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.

Update: Renovations to create the RDC@UNBC facility are complete!  We hope to schedule an inspection of the facility for January 2017 and to open our doors shortly after that.  

We encourage researchers to start planning research projects and to start applying for access to the data.  Click on the links in the menu on the left-hand side of this page for more information.


To be determined. 


The RDC@UNBC will have four workstations.  It is expected that these workstations will be equipped 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