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The Real Time Remote Access System as an alternative to Research Data Centres

Statistics Canada is aware of the impact of the closure of Research Data Centres. Therefore, some of the conditions of its Real-Time Remote Access System (RTDA) have been relaxed.

  • A six month-free subscription is available for all researchers from all Quebec and Canadian universities.
  • Requests for access will be processed faster than usual (within 2 to 4 days). (Generally, it can take up to two weeks to process a request.)
  • Data requests directly related to the COVID-19 Pandemic will be considered (except for business data).

What is Real Time Remote Access?

The RTRA system allows users to run SAS programs, in real time, against microdata located in a central and secure location.