Data Services

Finding Statistics and Data

Whether you are searching for secondary datasets for a research project or looking for statistics for an assignment, the library can help.

Visit our Statistics and Data guide for more information and links to statistics and data sources.

Contact for assistance finding statistics and data.

Research Data Management

Good research data management makes research organized and efficient and ensures research findings are verifiable and reproducible. A well-documented research data management plan keeps the research process on track and prevents ambiguity and data loss.

Research data management encompasses the entire research data lifecycle, including the creation, processing, analysis, preservation, sharing and reuse of research data.

The library can help you

  • Learn about best practices for managing research data
  • Develop a research data management plan
  • Document your data so it is discoverable for reuse
  • Store data in an appropriate repository
  • Share and promote your data

For more information visit our Research Data Services guide or contact

MacEwan Data Repository

The MacEwan University Data Repository is hosted in Canada by the Scholars Portal Dataverse Network and is managed by the MacEwan University Library.

The Data Repository supports the teaching and scholarly activity of MacEwan University and provides a place for researchers to deposit data to meet the requirements of funding agencies and publications, including the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy.

For more information visit our Data Repository Guide or contact

Real Time Remote Access (RTRA)

Through Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) we now have access to their RTRA service. RTRA is an online tool that allows users to run SAS programs in real time to extract results from Statistics Canada master files. RTRA users do not gain direct access to microdata and cannot view the microdata files. RTRA users can calculate frequencies, means, percentiles, percent distribution, proportions, ratios, and shares.

More information about RTRA is available on the Statistics Canada website.

For inquiries about using RTRA contact