Data Lab

Data Services

data.library [at] (Email us)


data.library [at] (Data Services)
2nd floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Library (McLennan building, Room M2-37A)
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9

The Data Lab is located on the second floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (McLennan building, Room M2-37A). The Lab is open and available to users working with data who require the use of specialized data software. There are fourteen workstations available. A list of the various software programs installed on the workstations is posted below.



The Data Lab is open the same hours as the Humanities and Social Sciences Library

The Data Lab is staffed during these times for Winter 2018.

Walk-in Consultation Service

Tuesday 10 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday 10 PM - 2 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 2 PM
Friday 10 AM - 2 PM

Data librarians are also available during by appointment to assist researchers discover, access and use numeric, spatial, text and other data formats. To schedule a consultation, please use the following address: data.library [at]


Equipment and software

The following specialized software programs are available (14 workstations):

  • ArcGIS
  • Beyond 2020
  • Google Earth
  • NVivo (licensed on EDRS009, EDRS010, EDRS011, EDRS012 stations only)
  • QGIS
  • R
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Stat/Transfer
  • STATA MP (supports multi-core processing and up to 120,000 variables)
  • WSftp

At the MacDonald Campus Library, both SAS and ArcGIS are available on all computers in the eZone, and Stat/Transfer is available on computers: MACD22, MACD25, MACD47, MACD48, MACD49.


Statistical support and analysis services

For assistance choosing statistical techniques and performing statistical analyses, please contact one of the following campus service points:

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