All morning and afternoon events will be held in the Ruth & Lewis Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship (first floor, Mills Memorial Library)
8:30 – 9:00: Registration & Light Refreshments
9:00 – 9:05: Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05 - 10:45: Panel Discussion: Research Data Challenges and Solutions
10:45 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 12:00: Keynote address: The Tri-Agency RDM Policy and the Evolving National Landscape
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 4:30: Workshop: Research access to Statistics Canada Microdata: Current and future developments;
Location: Ruth & Lewis Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, Mills Memorial Library (1st Floor)
Description: Statistics Canada continues to expand its suite of products and access modes for users who seek increasingly rich information to use with their analysis. All the while, Statistics Canada continues to uphold its pledge of confidentiality to its data providers. In order to maximize their utility of Statistics Canada data, users seek a better understanding of the products and opportunities for analysis that are available, as well as the measures taken to meet the confidentiality obligations to data providers in different access scenarios.
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of confidentiality concepts and methods that pertain to social, household and health data. Recommended approaches to the anonymization of microdata will be presented, along with approaches to apply to tabular results that are suitable to protect the confidentiality of individual results. Different modes of access will be presented, including current and new modes that are designed to provide higher quality data that are needed by today’s users. Current approaches such as at the Research Data Centres (RDCs), as well as future approaches at virtual RDCs, will be presented. This workshop will be of interest to (1) custodians of microdata who want to publish results while respecting the confidentiality of their data providers, as well as (2) current or potential users of Statistics Canada data, and who want to know the possibilities and limitations of the data and output at RDCs and through other access methods.