New Brunswick Research Data Centre

The New Brunswick Research Data Centre (NB-RDC) was among the first RDCs to commence operations in Canada (2001). The NB-RDC includes a full-time centre at UNB and branches at Université de Moncton as well as Memorial University of Newfoundland and is part of a Canadian research network with both a national and regional focus.

As a provincial and regional resource, the New Brunswick Research Data Centre is part of the national Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) to put Statistics Canada data into the hands of researchers. The NB-RDC enjoys a close relationship with its partner the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network (NBSPRN) as well as with the Government of New Brunswick.

Should I apply for access to the NB-RDC?

Before submitting an application for access to an RDC, we recommend that you check whether Statistics Canada public use microdata files (PUMFs) through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) could meet your research needs. All three NB-RDC universities are DLI institutions and provide specialized data services. To help you determine whether a PUMF meets your needs you should investigate the data pages of your institution (there will be links for DLI Contacts at each university): UNB, U de M, or MUN.

To review the codebooks for the master files available at the NB-RDC, you can use the Master File documentation on the DLI Nesstar website.