UNBC Research Data Centre

Located in the UNBC Library, the UNBC Research Data Centre (RDC) provides Northern BC researchers with the opportunity to access and analyze detailed microdata from an increasing array of survey, census and administrative data.  Researchers working in RDCs have access to Statistics Canada Analysts who can provide advice and assistance to researchers. Graduate and honours students are also encouraged to apply to use the data to support their research.  In most cases, use of the RDC is free for researchers affiliated with UNBC! 

We are happy to discuss research opportunities available within the RDC, and to provide assistance with matching your research ideas and topics to the data available in our collection.  Feel free to reach out at any time: rdc@unbc.ca or 250-960-5332.


We are generally open on Mondays (8:30am-12:45pm) and Wednesdays (8:30am-4:30pm), but the schedule may be flexible, depending on researcher needs and staff availability.  Workstations must be booked ahead of time using the booking systemPlease refer to our Hours for full schedule.


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