Workshop

Big Data in New Brunswick

Thurs, Mar 12, 2020

There are hundreds of data sets available at the federal level related to health, vital statistics, physical activity, nutrition and food security, consumer finances, child health, health promotion, labour force, literacy skills, and more. At the provincial level, there are linkable data sets relating to hospitalizations, outpatient visits, healthy toddler assessments, vital stats, breast cancer screening and more.

NB-IRDT is a research institute at the University of New Brunswick on the Fredericton campus, with Satellite Sites in Saint John and Moncton. We carry out evidence-based research to provide government, academics, and researchers with solid information to inform decisions that affect New Brunswickers. Operating at arms’ length from government, we provide unbiased, scientific results on questions related to health and social issues/prosperity for our generation and those to come.

The New Brunswick Research Data Centres are part of a Canadian research network with both a national and regional focus. Operating in secure facilities in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, the RDC houses confidential microdata files from Statistics Canada, under the stewardship of a Statistics Canada employee. Guided by a local RDC Management Team, and in conjunction with the Canadian Research Data Centre Network, the local policies and practices to support the Centre evolve with research needs, in a collegial and supportive environment.

Where:
136 A and B Taillon Library
18 Antonine-Maillet Ave., Moncton, NB