Data services

UVic Libraries offer support to students and faculty for discovering a wide range of data sources that support coursework and research. Our data collections provide access to number of licensed and open databases in areas such as geospatial, microdata, business, and more. 

The Libraries also provide support and infrastructure for managing and publishing your own research data, to support researchers with fulfilling requirements from funders and journal publishers.


Find data

We support access to a variety of data and geospatial sources to support curriculum and research needs.

Data visualization and analysis

We offer a suite of workshops on beginning and intermediate data visualization tools.

Geospatial services (GIS)

We can help you make maps, provide training and/or consultation in geospatial analysis, including working with Statistics Canada data. We offer workshops in QGIS, Google Maps, and some ESRI products.

Data management

Our experts help you with your Research Data Management (RDM) needs, including developing your RDM plans and working with digital research repositories.

UVic Research Data Centre

For access to confidential microdata from Statistics Canada census and surveys, contact the UVic Research Data Centre. The Research Data Centre is located on the basement floor of the McPherson Library and offers 6 workstations. Visit the Statistics Canada Microdata Access Portal to apply for access. 


 to arrange a consultation.

Daniel Brendle-Moczuk
Geospatial & Social Sciences Data Librarian
Tel: (250) 853-3619

Shahira Khair
Data Curation Librarian
Tel: (250) 721-8238