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RDC News: June 2021

Saturday hours for April and a new data set.

May 27, 2021

Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering on-demand Saturday hours.  We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested - this will be done through the online booking system (at booked.mcmaster.ca/rdc/

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, June 12th - 12pm to 4pm

  

 

REMINDER: RDC reopening protocols


Please continue to visit booked.mcmaster.ca/rdc/ to make your bookings.

A reminder that we must still comply with campus requirements, so researchers MUST complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool prior to coming to campus.  We will ask that you show the assessment results (e.g. on your phone) to an Analyst when you arrive at the RDC. 

 

 

New data sets at the RDC: 

Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers: Infection Prevention and Control (ICHCWIPC)

The purpose of the ICHCWIPC crowdsource collection was to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on health care workers in Canada. This questionnaire covers job type and setting, training and information on PPE and IPC practices and protocols, use and access to PPE, and personal health. It also includes general demographic questions. Health care workers and those working in a health care setting living in the ten provinces and three territories were eligible to participate. Included in this population are those who provide health care services directly to individuals (e.g. physicians, nurses, massage therapists, dentists, dietitians), provide technical support to medical staff (e.g. receptionists, technicians), or who provide support services in a health care setting (e.g. cleaning and food services staff, security).

More information on this survey can be found HERE.


If you would like more information on how to submit a proposal for access to this data see https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/microdata/data-centres/access.  For more information about the RDC program please contact your local RDC analyst.