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About

A full service research facility

The mandates of the Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC) are as follows:  

  1. Provide access to confidential microdata of various Statistics Canada surveys, including Census materials
  2. Provide training to the research community
  3. Disseminate knowledge

The  ARDC is an inter-university facility and service of Dalhousie University (DAL), Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU), St. Mary's University (SMU), St. Francis Xavier (SFX), and Acadia University.

The Atlantic Research Data Centre was officially opened on May 28th, 2002. The establishment and continuing development of the centre is overseen by two inter-university committees: the Governing Council and Advisory Group. Since July 2014, the ARDC has been operating under the direction of Academic Director Dr. Yoko Yoshida.

The operational costs of the ARDC are covered through allotments from Dalhousie University, fees from the ARDC partner universities, and funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Operating hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Extended Hours: Wednesday 8:00am to 7:00pm

The operating hours will vary slightly over the course of the year in line with the Killam library hours, as well the centre may be closed for short periods to conduct equipment service or maintenance.  Contact us for further information.

Tutorial hours

Tuesday - 2:00 to 3:00pm
Thursday - 10:00 to 11:00am
Find out more about our tutorial services.

Storm closure policy

The ARDC generally follows the Dalhousie storm policy. In cases where the centre needs to be closed, an email is sent to the ARDC registered researchers. Researchers are advised to check their email before departing to the centre on days when the weather is not pleasant.

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