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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Get Help with Data and Statistics!

For help finding data or statistics, start by contacting your subject librarian

For help using R or SPSS, check out the Research Commons workshops and one-on-one consultations.

For help managing your own research data, please see the Research Data Management guide. 

For help analyzing or using data, UBC's Department of Statistics offers a range of free and fee-based services: 


Finding Existing Data

Finding Regulatory and Unpublished Study Data

Clinical study reports are extensive documents produced by pharmaceutical companies for regulatory agencies such as Health Canada, the FDA or EMA. Sometimes summaries of clinical study reports are available online, but obtaining the full report may not be possible.

Some pharmaceutical companies are now allowing researchers more access to the data included in CSRs and ongoing clinical trials. For more information see:

Manage Your Research Data

Research data is data created or generated as part of a research project,  and includes numeric data, text, transcripts, images, video and audio recordings, and more. Good research data management prevents data loss, stores data securely and facilitates data sharing.

UBC Library offers advice and services for research data management, including 

Learn more at the UBC Library Research Data Management Website and the Portage Training Materials site or attend one of the Library’s workshops. Check the instruction Calendar for dates and times. Workshops are added to the calendar at the beginning of each term.