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Provides access to aggregate Canadian Census Data, including access to 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 Individual Microdata Files.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/canadian-census-analyser McMaster Users

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The CCRI represents an infrastructure that facilitates research on the transformation of Canadian society in the twentieth century. The CCRI's mandate is to provide researchers with a body of data and information that can be used to acquire a better understanding of how modern-day Canada has developed. The CCRI is composed of microdata, namely, data created from Canadian census enumerations between 1911 to 1951, a geographical framework constructed to enable the location, selection, aggregation, and analysis of census data, and contextual data, namely the textual data used to situate the census in time and to enhance appropriate analysis of the data. 

1911 Census located on the left of this web page provides researchers with the 1911 database, 1911 codes, 1911 data entry manual, 1911 enumerator instructions, 1911 geography component, Contextual Data (1911 to 1951), and 1911 Nesstar Webview.
 

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada

URL: https://ccri.library.ualberta.ca/en1911census/database/index.html All Users

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The Government is releasing public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made. Some of this data is already available, but data.open.guelph.ca brings it together in one searchable website. Making this data easily available means it will be easier for people to make decisions and suggestions about government policies based on detailed information.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.open.guelph.ca/ All Users

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The City of Hamilton’s Open Data Program is moving the City toward being a more open, transparent and accessible government.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/open-data-program All Users

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The City of Ottawa (City) now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.ottawa.ca/ All Users

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Access the City's data, organized into 15 categories.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/open-data/ All Users

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Citizens are encouraged to use or repurpose the City of Windsor's open data for research purposes or to improve their interaction with municipal services and facilities. Members of the community can use the raw data provided here to create and share resources from maps to applications and more.

Please be aware that by downloading or accessing this data, you agree to be bound by the City of Windsor's Open Data Terms of Use.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://opendata.citywindsor.ca/ All Users

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The Datahub provides free access to many of CKAN's core features, letting you search for data, register published datasets, create and manage groups of datasets, and get updates from datasets and groups you're interested in. You can use the web interface or, if you are a programmer needing to connect the Datahub with another app, the CKAN API.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://datahub.io/ All Users

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This site is a first-release of the Commerce Data Hub, a platform to connect data customers with the data they need. Search over 40,000 datasets.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://data.commerce.gov/ All Users

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A trusted source for a variety of data and statistics on the US. This website lists statistical information on a wide range of topics from many government agencies in US. You may need to do further research to find out which agency has the information you are looking for.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.usa.gov/statistics All Users

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A database of 24,619 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: International, US

URL: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/ All Users

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In 2011, GlobalNews.ca dramatically increased the number of requests made across Canada under Freedom of Information laws.

Moving forward, we will be releasing more articles and interactive features based on analysis of this data. We see this type of journalism as an important public service. So we're happy to confirm that we're 'open-sourcing' the data used to create our reports. As much as possible, one to two days after publication, we'll make the datasets we used available here.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: Canada

URL: http://globalnews.ca/tag/open-data/ All Users

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The Google Public Data Explorer makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory All Users

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IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: US

URL: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/ All Users

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An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster Users

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The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration programme conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences.

Established in 1984 by its founding members Australia, Germany, Great Britain and the US, the ISSP has since included members covering various cultures around the globe. Its institutional members, each of them representing one nation, consist of academic organizations, universities, or survey agencies.

Since its foundation, over one million respondents have participated in the surveys of the ISSP. All collected data and documentation is available free of charge.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata, Open Data

Country: International, US

URL: http://www.issp.org/menu-top/home/ All Users

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A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The files are marked-up using DDI, an international, XML-based metadata tagging system which allows data resource discovery, distributed access, extraction and analysis ... researchers working with opinion polls will be able to search across hundreds of datasets and collections to see trends and historical patterns over time"--summarized from the project page.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://odesi2.scholarsportal.info/ McMaster Users

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This site features select infographics from past reports, presentations, and commentaries of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: US

URL: http://www.pewglobal.org/ All Users

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This is the public platform for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging to solve important local issues in York Region. You can analyze and combine Open datasets using maps, as well as develop new web and mobile applications.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://insights-york.opendata.arcgis.com/ All Users

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re3data.org is a searchable catalog / registry / directory / bibliography of research data repositories

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.re3data.org/ All Users

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The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/socds.html All Users

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SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI, is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://www.sipri.org/databases All Users

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The City of Welland Open Data project was initiated by the Information Services Division and involves the free dissemination of digital information via the City’s web site.  The Open Data Catalogue provides a list of all the digital data sets available for download and use.  You will find spatial data for use with GIS software, as well as tabular and textual data and documents.  This Data Catalogue will expand and change over time as more information becomes available for public use, so we encourage you to visit the data catalogue often. 

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.welland.ca/open/Opendata.asp All Users

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The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.cid-bdc.ca/home All Users

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DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Data Visualization, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx All Users

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Our catalogue is updated regularly with machine-readable, re-usable digital dataset files that can be shared and used to develop applications, visualizations and inform public research.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.oakville.ca/data/catalogue.html All Users

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Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: US

URL: http://www.data.gov/ All Users

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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point (http://data.un.org/). Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. 

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx All Users

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The World Values Survey (www.worldvaluessurvey.org) is a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars, with the WVS association and secretariat headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

The survey, which started in 1981, seeks to use the most rigorous, high-quality research designs in each country. The WVS consists of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries which contain almost 90 percent of the world’s population, using a common questionnaire. The WVS is the largest non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed, currently including interviews with almost 400,000 respondents. Moreover the WVS is the only academic study covering the full range of global variations, from very poor to very rich countries, in all of the world’s major cultural zones.
 

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: International, US

URL: http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/wvs.jsp All Users

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