Services for researchers


    October 18, 2023
    Research Data Access Services: New data dictionary and website redesign

    May 16, 2023
    [New data available] Québec Population Health Survey (QPHS) 2020-2021

    May 3, 2023
    New CADRISQ open at CHU Sainte-Justine

    April 12, 2023
    [New data available] Québec Cannabis Survey (QCS) 2022


    The Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) was mandated by the Québec government to implement a simplified process for accessing certain information held by public bodies for research purposes. This information is established by orders in council and is referred to as “designated information”. The designated information held by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, the Ministère de l'Éducation, and the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur are currently available for research purposes.

    The implementation of this process is an initiative that reflects the government’s commitment to creating an environment that promotes greater access to research data. These data have great scientific and economic potential, and promoting their use is essential to achieve research excellence in Québec.

    In future phases, research teams will also be given access to designated information held by other Québec government ministries and agencies in order to foster research and advance knowledge in various areas.


    Sign up now for the newsletter. You will occasionally receive information about:

    • Modified or enhanced features and services
    • New databases available
    • Projects carried out using the available data, etc.

    Online sign-up form

    Social media

    Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Was the information on this page useful to you?