Archive for the ‘Data’ Category

What is Dataverse?

New @ your library!

Dataverse is a research data platform and repository for sharing, discovering and preserving research data, offered to Carleton faculty and scholars in partnership with the ScholarsPortal service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).

Key Benefits

  • Robust storage network: Ontario-hosted with long-term access and preservation in mind
  • Data management and access control: terms of use and access restrictions supported
  • Meet open access and dissemination requirements for research funders (e.g. SSHRC’s Research Data Archiving Policy)
  • Recognition and increased visibility:  share your data with a global research community
  • Impressive metadata standards support – with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) coming in early 2016.

Read more about Dataverse.


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New Open Data Portal

The federal government announced on June 18th that it would make Canadian public sector information more accessible and useable. Dr. Tracey Lariault (DGES) reviews Canada’s new open data portal on her ‘datablibre’ blog and notes how this announcement coincides with our endorsement of the G8 Open Data Charter.

But what does this mean for business, NGO’s, the consumer, or even academic geographers ?

Send your comments to Tracey at: tlauriau @gmail dot com

Search Canada’s Top 10 Data sets

Source: datalibre.ca


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“Ottawans who love their smartphones have a few more city-centric apps to play with after the second annual Apps4Ottawa contest.

Twenty-two awards in four categories — data analysis and visualization, having fun, on the move, and your city — were announced Tuesday night at City Hall.”  Some of the winners include:

On the Move – BusBuddy

Having fun – Ottawa Recreation Search

Your city – Ottawa Garbage Schedule

Data analysis and visualization – Ottawa’s Heart (location of 380 defibrillators in Ottawa)


Get the Apps!

Source: Ottawa Citizen and City of Ottawa

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The CRDCN can answer all of your needs concerning social and population health statistics.

Since 2000, the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), in partnership with Statistics Canada, has transformed quantitative social science research in Canada. In secure computer laboratories on university campuses across Canada, university, government and other approved researchers are able to analyse a vast array of social, economic and health data.

Source: CRDCN web site

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