The table below outlines key requirements as well as additional details to consider in each jurisdiction.

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: Yes
: No

  BC AB SK MB ON NB NS PE NL CIHI StatCan
Research Ethics Board Approval Required
Local or Affiliated Principal Investigator Required *
Centre Offers Analytical Services†
Centre Offers Remote Data Access◊
Centre has a secure access environment (SAE)∆

 

*Although a local (or affiliated) PI is not required at ICES, there are cost advantages if you do.

Analytical services are subject to a cost and include but not limited to data extractions, linkage and analysis, and health indicator development.

Remote data access implies that data can be access by an authorized person without being physically present within the geographic boundaries of the partner data centre. Additional requirements are in place that may limit remote data access in some situations.

See list of permitted software for local SAE in the table below.

  Software capabilities within SAE ∞
BC Please see list of tools here: https://my.popdata.bc.ca/html/SRE/software.html
AB Not available
SK SAS, R
MB SAS, R, Python, Notepad++
ON ICES Data & Analytica Virtual Environment (IDAVE): SAS M4, R 3.6.4, Stata 16, MS Office Professional 2016, Adobe Reader , Notepad++

Data Safe Haven (DSH): Anaconda 3, Phython, R, Rstudio, Jupyter Notebook
QC ArcGIS, Eclipse, Graphviz, Mplus, Python, R/RStudio serveur, SAS-EnterpriseGuide, SPSS-Amos, SPSS-Statistics, Stata, Stat-Transfer, Suite Microsoft Office de base (Word, Excel).
NB IBM SPSS, SAS, STATA 17, R, ArcGIS
NS Please see list of tools here: https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/community-health/research/hdns/services.html
PE SAS, STATA, R, Minitab, Matlab
NL MS Office, Adobe Reader, Phython, R, SPSS.
CIHI Please see list of tools here: https://www.cihi.ca/en/access-data-and-reports/data-holdings/make-a-data-request
StatCan Research Data Centres (RDCs):SAS, STATA, SPSS

If other software is needed for your research project, additional requests and approvals may be required as per each site policies.

 

For additional details about data access processes in each jurisdiction, please see our Data Access Process Inventory or contact dash@hdrn.ca with any questions.