Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)
What is the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)?
The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a cost-effective program for improving access to data resources at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Colleges and universities pay an annual subscription fee to participate in the DLI and gain unlimited access to numerous Statistics Canada data and geographic information system products for their faculty and students. More than just a subscription to data resources, membership in the DLI includes access to services, training, infrastructure and partnerships to ensure the effectiveness of member institutions’ data services. The DLI offers dedicated research assistance, support for data services, tools to improve client service and expert training and advice.
Please consult the list of participating institutions and their contacts. If your institution is already a member, please contact the person listed to gain access to products available through the DLI.
New: The Data Liberation Initiative and Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) have collaborated to improve accessibility of the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Research Analytic Files to the academic community.
The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) captures administrative, clinical, and demographic information on hospital discharges (including deaths, sign-outs, and transfers). Some provinces and territories also use the DAD to capture day surgery.
For more information about the DLI program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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