The Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit (SCCRU) offers services in statistical consultation including, but not limited to study design, data checking and data analysis. The SCCR also promotes interdisciplinary collaborations with experts within the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science to solve complex academic research problems.
The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact is a leading, pan-Canadian centre for engaged scholarship to prevent cancers and other chronic diseases and study their behavioural and environmental causes. Founding partners are the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Waterloo, since 1993 and 1998, respectively. The Survey Research Centre and Propel collaborate on various health and health behaviour surveys.
The Research Data Centre (SWO-RDC) offers secure access to confidential micro-data from Statistics Canada censuses and surveys. Staffed by a Statistics Canada analyst, SWO-RDC provides statistical software and technical support to researchers from the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University.
Surveys conducted by the Survey Research Centre are reviewed and approved by either the University of Waterloo's Office of Research, or through the client's ethics review board.
The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy monitors the practices and claims of the public opinion and interest group industries, and serves as an educational resource. The Institute maintains an excellent survey methodology bibliography on their website.
Survey Research Centre staff are members of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). The Survey Research Centre adheres to the AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and participates in AAPOR conferences and seminars.