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Data and Statistics

a guide to finding data and/or statistics of interest to students and scholars engaged in all kinds of research.

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COVID-19 Research and Information Resources

Statistics Canada's Covid-19: A Data Perspective is an excellent starting point for research on Covid-19. Links through to all relevant StatCan releases. 

For more research and data related to the COVID-19 pandemic, see COVID-19 Research and Information Sources

Upcoming Dal Libraries Learning Events

Register for these Dal Libraries learning events by clicking on the links!

Scholarship @ Dal Series

ARDC STATA Workshops

The Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC) is offering introductory and intermediate level workshops for statistical software STATA to be held on March 20 and March 27, 2021.

Students, researchers, or university affiliated personnel who do not have a research grant or other sources of funding to cover the workshop fee ($150) can apply for a fee waiver using the Workshop Registration Form.

STATA workshops

  • Introduction to STATA, Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

  • Intermediate STATA, Saturday March 27, 2021 from 9:30 to 12:00 pm.

ECCE App Challenge with $1500 top prize

All Dalhousie undergraduate and graduate students are invited to register for the ECCE coding or storymap app competition held by Esri Canada to help promote innovation and creativity within the Centres of Excellence. The winning team will receive $1500.

For 2021, students will likely have the best experience if they form into teams of 3 students. Apps must use open data, will be given a predetermined theme announced once the challenge starts, and will need to be created over a 1-week period in March (dates to be announced soon). Find out more about the challenge at the App Challenge website.

You must register ahead of time by sending an email to James Boxall (

Upcoming ACENET Learning Events for HSS Faculty and Students

ACENET'S research consultant in humanities, arts, and social sciences (HSS) is launching a monthly Atlantic Canadian virtual forum designed to introduce digital HSS researchers to various tools and techniques. HSS faculty or students can register for the series by clicking on this sign-up link.

Each session "will include a short presentation by a researcher about their experience using a particular tool - how it works, what they’ve been able to accomplish, and the bumps along the way - followed by a Q&A session and discussion. Bring your questions and challenges."

Tools of the Trade Series

  • Making song collections accessible: databases and other digital tools, Friday March 26, 2021 at 12 pm. Presented by Heather Sparling, CRC in Music Traditions, Cape Breton University.

  • Cloud and ArcGIS, Friday May 28, 2021 at 12 pm. Presented by Josh Macfadyen, CRC in Geospatial Humanities, University of PEI.

Are you in the right place?

This research guide is intended to help you find datasets and statistics for use in your projects.

Are you looking for material useful for faculty and students of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics? Try the Mathematics & Statistics research guide instead.

Do you need assistance with data management or access to data management tools and services? Try the Research Data Management research guide instead.