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Who Are New Brunswick’s Low-Skilled Workers?  

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: September 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Labour Markets , Datasets , Economics



What does it mean to be low-skilled in New Brunswick? And which New Brunswickers are most likely to have low levels of skills in the workplace?   NB-IRDT researchers explore these questions in a recent report, in which they construct profiles of low-skilled workers in the province. By focusing on groups with low levels of education, jobs with low skills requirements, and low income, they examine the proportion of low-skilled...

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1 Year of Data Literacy

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: April 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Population Research , Datasets



Data Literacy Training Partnership with GNB: One Year Later At NB-IRDT, we believe data is the way of the future. One year ago, we put this belief into practice by partnering with the Government of New Brunswick to develop a data literacy training program for public servants. In April 2020, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded NB-IRDT and GNB a four-year $200,000 Partnership Development Grant. Since then, we’ve been working hard on five initiatives to promote...

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Data Privacy: Linking to Administrative Data, is Consent Necessary?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 30, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets


Many of us are becoming increasingly familiar with provincial legislation allowances for the disclosure, access, and personal information for research purposes; but are we as familiar with the consent requirements? Consent requirements must be compliant to ensure timely access and appropriate use of administrative data to inform research. This session will provide an overview of why and when consent is required with respect to administrative data. In particular, the session will provide...

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Shared Research Space Success in Saint John

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 19, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets


In March 2020, the Saint John Research Data Centre officially opened its doors. While we had to close them again two weeks later in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this anniversary can still provide an opportunity for some reflection. With the RDC’s opening, this marked an event virtually unique in Canada: a Statistics Canada facility operating in the same location as a provincial data centre. The Saint John RDC shares staff, space, and infrastructure with NB-IRDT—two days a week...

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Canadian Perspective Survey Series Data

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: March 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Datasets


Launched in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS) is a new initiative using survey approaches never before deployed by Statistic Canada. It is comprised of a pool of individuals who complete several short online surveys over the course of a single year. The current focus of the CPSS is the COVID-19 pandemic, with 6 series completed to date, and the first two now accessible in the RDC: Measuring the impacts of COVID-19 Monitoring the...

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HDRN - CLSA Partnership Making Data Available for Research

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 17, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: Datasets


Through a partnership between the Health Data Research Network (HDRN) and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) 20 years of data on more than 50,000 aging Canadians will soon be available for research at research data centres throughout Canada. The goal of CLSA is to find ways to help people live long and live well by gaining understanding in the different factors that impact health. This partnership is a tremendous win for research in healthy aging. “Linking the CLSA data to...

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SAS Software Licences Available to UNB Students, Staff and Faculty

NB-IRDT

Posted: July 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets



Looking for software to help with data management and analysis? SAS software is a statistical software suite developed by SAS Institute Inc. for data management and advanced analytics, with applications for topics like multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics. The SAS software suite can retrieve, alter, manage, mine, and analyze data from a variety of sources and formats, from the humble CSV to “Big Data” and relational...

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Funding announced for GNB employee data literacy training

NB-IRDT

Posted: June 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets , Training



The University of New Brunswick's NB-IRDT has been awarded $200,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to develop a training program for Government of New Brunswick policymakers on how to incorporate data into decision-making. NB-IRDT currently has research partnerships with four government departments. The new training program will expand on these existing partnerships to more broadly develop data literacy skills, knowledge and capacity across these and other...

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CANUE webinar highlights new environmental data

NB-IRDT

Posted: April 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Datasets


La version française suit On March 27, 2020, the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) hosted a webinar about the connections between CANUE and three provincial data centres, including the New Brunswick Institute of Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT). Dr. Ted McDonald, NB-IRDT Director, joined colleagues from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and Population Data BC to present “A Tale of Three Provinces: Manitoba, New Brunswick and BC, Data Scope...

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Data Access Support Hub launched

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Datasets , Partners , Population Research



The Health Data Research Network (HDRN) has launched the Data Access Support Hub (DASH), a one-stop shop for requesting access to data from multiple provincial, territorial and pan-Canadian sources. This initiative is made possible through the through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), which is a collection of funding partnerships between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and...

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NB poised to be research leader

Mara Mallory

Posted: June 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Datasets , Media , Team News



With the passage of Bill 29 during the most recent sitting of the Legislature, New Brunswick is now positioned to be one of the leading jurisdictions for health and population research in the country, says one of Canada’s leading data researchers. Dr. Ted McDonald, the founder of the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training (NB-IRDT) and the Atlantic Canada StatsCan Research Data Centre, says Bill 29 expands the 2017 Act Respecting Research to include a wider range of...

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