Statistical Analysis Centre changes its name to Data Curation Centre

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Since the launch of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), the Statistical Analysis Centre has been the nexus for the management, preparation and dissemination of the data collected in the CLSA.

With the goal of better reflecting the mandate and day-to-day activities of the Centre, the Statistical Analysis Centre has changed its name to the Data Curation Centre, or DCC.

Dr. Christina Wolfson, CLSA co-principal investigator, provides scientific leadership to the DCC, which is based the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.

DCC staff are tasked with the ongoing review of the collected data for consistency, the evaluation and preparation of derived variables and the creation of accompanying documentation.  The DCC team also reviews data access requests for feasibility and ensures the delivery of “research ready” data to approved users. In addition, the DCC prepares data for internal data requests to support projects to enhance the CLSA dataset and plays a primary role in coordinating the linkage of CLSA data with external datasets.