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Population and Public Health

Get Help with Data and Statistics

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

For help using R, introductory Python 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 servicesThe Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences also offers fee-based statistical consulting

Finding Existing Data

Manage Your Research Data

Research data is data created or generated as part of a research project, and may include 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 with the Research Data Alliance's Training Materials, or attend one of UBC Library’s workshops. Check the instruction calendar for dates and times.  


Part of managing your research data includes managing your author profile, allowing your citations to be properly attributed and linked to you. One type of author profile is linked to an ORCID iD, a type of personal persistent identifier. ORCID is an international non-profit organization.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

An ORCID iD is yours, for your entire career. Even if your name changes or you move between countries, postings, or fields, your ORCID iD remains unchanged. 

Register for your ORCID iD at


Citing Data