Benefits to the Canadian Research Community

Attracting top-quality social scientists

In addition to the benefits to Canadians as a whole, the establishment of the RDCs has also directly benefited the Canadian research community. With RDC centres being hosted within universities, it attracts top quality social scientists, and assists in the development of strong programs in a number of disciplines. Further, the RDCs are providing training opportunities for Canadian graduate students (through work on research projects) in quantitative research in a number of disciplines, using the latest techniques and data sources. Find out more about our current and upcoming workshops.