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Today, Statistics Canada launches the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research to provide qualified researchers with secure access to business and economic microdata for the purpose of analytical research.

Located at Statistics Canada's head office in Ottawa, the centre will increase Statistics Canada's capacity to facilitate research in topics such as productivity, international trade, investment patterns and firm dynamics, while guaranteeing the security and confidentiality of the data.

The centre will operate on a cost-recovery basis. Researchers wishing to access data at the centre must submit a research proposal that will be subject to a peer review, as well as to a review to ensure that the project falls under Statistics Canada's mandate.

Researchers of accepted projects must then undergo a security check and agree to be subject to the conditions of the Statistics Act, which include penalties for breaching confidentiality.

For more information, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; or the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) (613-951-3936; Additional information is also available on the CDER web page.