Vision, Mission and Values


Advancing world-class, evidence-based research in New Brunswick


To lead and facilitate research in New Brunswick by:

  • providing access to reliable and high-quality administrative data
  • supporting researchers through training and other relevant initiatives
  • contributing to the development of evidence-based public policy



The protection of personal information and privacy is of the utmost importance to us and guides every aspect of our work.

World-class research

We produce and support world-class evidence-based research. We conduct our research without personal agendas or predetermined conclusions.

Ethical behaviour

We are ethical in our work, acting with transparency, accountability and integrity.

Excellence in service delivery

We provide service to our partners and researchers that is professional, timely, competent, efficient and effective while respecting the privacy of the personal information that is entrusted to us.

Continuous improvement

We value the pursuit of excellence, and we continually seek to find ways to innovate, to be efficient and to be effective. We continually seek to innovate, increase efficiency and be more effective.

Public engagement

We value input from citizens and actively seek out feedback from the community to identify research priorities.


We value and nurture our partnerships with the province of New Brunswick, its agencies, the broader research community, non-government organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.


We work collaboratively. We foster open and honest communications in a working environment based on mutual respect.


Our culture values our team’s well-being while encouraging a balance between our personal lives and our work.

Strategic plan

Our team is actively working to turn our strategic plan from a visionary document into a realistic action plan. NB-IRDT has seven major goals for the next five years:

  1. To be a leading repository for all research-relevant NB Government data sets
  2. To increase research capacity and evidence-based decision-making using New Brunswick administrative data
  3. To produce, on an ongoing basis, original NB-IRDT research using NB administrative data and other relevant data sources
  4. To achieve financial sustainability for NB-IRDT by 2023/24
  5. To develop a strategy that includes setting priorities for NB-IRDT’s collaboration with the private sector and NGOs over the next five years (2018/19 to 2023/24)
  6. To increase awareness with key partners and the public of NB-IRDT, its data holdings, research capacity and services
  7. To be an employer of choice