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RDC News: August 2015

Aug 01, 2015

Summer Hours:
Please note the RDC will have reduced summer hours for the month of August. The RDC will be closed for the civic holiday on Monday August 3rd. Starting Monday August 10th, Mills Library will be closing every day at 5pm. This means extended hours for August will occur only on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th. Extended hours will resume again in September. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) 2013
The Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) is a cross-sectional survey providing information on tobacco, alcohol and drug use and related issues. This survey added new content on alcohol and non-prescription drug use to the earlier Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS, up to 2012).

All Canadians over 15 years of age, with the exception of residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and full-time residents of institutions, were eligible to take part in this survey, frhe primary focus was on 15-24 year olds, so this age [group was oversampled. Questions were asked via (telephone on the frequency and amount of smoking, [prevalence and frequency of alcohol use, the [prevalence and harm of drug usage, and more. This lincludes information on smoking purchasing patterns, smoking cessation, and use of electronic cigarettes. The output produced includes one file for household level information and one for personal level information.

For further details on this data set, please go to the information page at the Statistics Canada website:

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: