<odesi> is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. Data collections are: Statistics Canada, Canadian Gallup Polls, CORA - Canadian Opinion Research Archive, ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research.
The datasets available in <odesi> are available to individuals affiliated with OCUL member institutions only at this time. However, anyone can use the search functionality and freely available metadata to identify datasets of interest to them. They can then contact the data producer directly for information on obtaining access to the data. Non-OCUL members are welcome to contact us for assistance in contacting data producers.
<odesi> was developed from 2007 to 2009 as a jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys. As of October 2009, the <odesi> project becomes an ongoing service within the highly successful Scholars Portal model.
<odesi> uses the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) social science data standard.