Academic Data Centre

Please be advised that data, GIS and statistical analysis support is available remotely to align with campus health and safety measures to minimize COVID-19 risk.
For assistance, email us between 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday. Alternatively, connect to our new Virtual Data Lab (in Blackboard) between 1:00PM-4:00PM on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday starting May 17, 2021 and an ADC Team Member will be happy to help with data, GIS or statistical support on demand. 

PLEASE NOTE: During the pandemic, free access to SPSS 27 from off-campus is available until December 31, 2021. Instructions from ITS are available HERE.

NEW! Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Locator (created by Carina Luo)

The Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Locator is an online service where the public can search for pharmacy locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccine in their area. Please enter an address or draw a pin on the map to find vaccine pharmacies near you. You can also overlay the location of pharmacies with neighborhood demographic information on the vaccine target population groups. 

Click HERE to view the app in full extent 


NEW! Remote Access to Statistical and GIS Software Applications

The Academic Data Centre is now offering remote access to ADC workstations to support off-campus access to statistical and GIS software applications.

Reserve A Remote Workstation


Meet our team - ADC
Librarians and data experts at the ADC are available to researchers and students for consultation. Get expert help on finding datasets, accessing confidential Statistics Canada data, interpreting statistical methods and procedures, creating graphs and maps, or managing your research dataEmail us for an appointment.

Get started with data by reading one of our research guides.

Key sources of data

Statistics Canada
Data from the nation's statistical agency—the starting point for any statistical research on Canada. Access Census and other survey data. Alternatively, access StatCan data through CANSIM @ CHASS, for easier bulk-download.

Contains over 5,300 datasets for the social sciences, with more than 17,900 additional dataset descriptions available for searching. Access opinion polls, public StatCan data and raw StatCan data released through the Data Liberation Initiative (otherwise unavailable on the StatCan site). Alternatively, browse the <odesi> database with Nesstar.

Statistics Canada Nesstar (Metadata)
Look at the metadata for masterfile microdata available through the UWindsor Research Data Centre before applying.

Canadian Census Analyser
Access to census profile data: Enumeration Area/Dissemination Area (2001) and Census District: 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006; Census Tract and Census Metropolitan Area: 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006; Federal Electoral District: 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, National/Provincial: 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006; Individual Microdata Files: 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006; 2011, 2016

One of the world's largest archives of social science data, ICPSR includes social surveys, polls, longitudinal data files, and more, from countries around the world.
A registry of research data repositories. Use this to search for over 2,000 research data repositories, which store primary research data deposited by researchers and research groups across all disciplines.

UWindsor Dataverse
The University of Windsor's institutional data repository. Search for primary research data created by Windsor researchers.


Data and statistics research guides

Course guides

1st Floor, Leddy Library, Room 1104