Specialized Spaces

Spaces with Assistive Technology

The QEII Library also offers spaces with technology for those with special needs due to disabilities.  

Memorial University's Branch Research Data Centre (RDC)

The Queen Elizabeth II Library houses Memorial University's Branch Research Data Centre (RDC), located in Room 3017C. The RDC is a branch of the New Brunswick Research Data Centre NB-RDC and provides researchers with access to Statistics Canada population and household survey microdata in a secure university setting. The centre is staffed by a Statistical Assistant and is overseen by an Academic Director and an interdisciplinary management committee. It operates under the provisions of the Statistics Act in accordance with confidentiality rules, and is accessible only to researchers, students, faculty and government employees with approved projects who have been sworn in under the Statistics Act as 'deemed employees.' Find out about the application process and guidelines.

The RDCs are part of an initiative by Statistics Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and a consortium of universities to help strengthen Canada's social research capacity and to support the policy research community. RDCs are located in 25 universities throughout the country, so that researchers do not need to travel to Ottawa to access Statistics Canada microdata.

RDC hours of operation