During COVID-19, Research Commons' services continue.
SFU graduate students are encouraged to book consultations with the Research Commons staff and partners. Consultations are available by phone, via email, or through online video-conference.
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The Research Commons provides resources and services to address the growing usage of statistical, numerical, and geospatial data by SFU graduate researchers across disciplines.
SFU Library provides assistance to researchers using GIS and maps.
Services and support include:
- access to geospatial data
- GIS training
- provision of GIS software
- access to the map collection
- guidelines for citing geospatial data and maps
- GIS networking and events.
SFU Library provides services and support to researchers using data and statistical information.
Assistance available includes:
- locating and acquiring of data files, including microdata resources
- locating statistical resources and information
- citing Statistics Canada, PCensus, & CHASS data
- identifying appropriate datasets and of variables within a dataset, and assisting with data extractions of selected variables to create custom datasets for research or instructional use.
The following SFU Library Research Guides may also be of interest:
- Statistics and actuarial science research guide
- BC Statistics
- Statistics - Canada
- Which census product should I use?
Statistical Sources is a listing of databases of collections of statistical data (e.g. Statistics Canada, BC Stats, World Development Indicators, etc.) available to SFU researchers.
The SFU Library is pleased to support the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles of Digital Data Management by providing a variety of services for research data management.