The Statistics Canada Research Data Centre, located on the first floor of the Leddy Library, is a combination of a high security Statistics Canada office on the University of Windsor campus and a statistical analysis computing laboratory. It is a branch of the Western Research Data Centre.
Faculty and Graduate level students are allowed access to detailed data for pure and applied research after approval of an application that has been peer reviewed through a process managed jointly by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and Statistics Canada.
A streamlined application process is available for Graduate level courses that use the services of the Research Data Centre to help students gain experience in complex data analysis.
Social Science, health and policy researchers now have local access to over 100 confidential microdata sets (unavailable to the public) from Statistics Canada's population and household surveys, including a number of major longitudinal surveys that track the responses of individuals over a period of time and offer a richer source for analyzing social issues than do the traditional, more limited, cross-sectional surveys.