Welcome to SWORDC at the University of Waterloo

The SouthWestern Ontario Research Data Centre (SWORDC) at the University of Waterloo is a computer laboratory which provides secure access to confidential microdata files from the census, various surveys and a growing range of administrative data.

SWORDC is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo.

The centre at Waterloo was one of the first to open in 2001 and is part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), which now counts 30 Statistics Canada Research Data Centres and branches across Canada. SWORDC also has a branch located at the University of Guelph.

  1. Feb. 8, 2019Data Talk Series | Grant GibsonHead shot of speaker Grant Gibson

    Save the date of February 8th, 2019 for the next Data Talk: 

    Upcoming Administrative Data and New Data Linkage Opportunities in your Local RDC presented by Grant Gibson, PhD, McMaster and Assistant Program Research Director at CRDCN. February 8th, 2019 at 12:30-1:30pm. Location TBD.

  2. Feb. 20 to 21, 2019SAS WorkshopsHead shot of Cristina Anton

    Save the dates of February 20-21st for free SAS Training Workshops! 

    Working with Big Data in SAS
    Presented by Cristina Anton and Mark Morreale. February 20th, 9:00am-4:00pm in PAS 1237. Lunch will be served during this workshop.

    Bootstrapping in SAS
    Presented by Dave Haans. February 21st, 9:00am-12:00pm in PAS 1237. 

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