Gold Sponsors

    IASSIST would like to thank our sponsors of the 2007 conference! Please visit their Web sites to learn more about their products and services.

    McGill University Library advances teaching, learning, research and community service by providing outstanding collections, access to the world of knowledge, excellence in service and an appropriate library environment, all of which are client-focused and responsive to the needs of the McGill community. McGill Library includes over 6 million items in its collections. Many printed books and journals are available but the number of e-journals and e-books has increased dramatically. Hundreds of computers in e-zones are available in all branch libraries in a secure environment and are used for accessing online courses, reading library materials and e-mail, wordprocessing and data manipulation for assignments, and for accessing the internet.

    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.


    The Institut de la statistique du Québec was established by an Act passed by the National Assembly of Québec on June 19, 1998. The mission of the Institut is to provide reliable and objective statistical information on the situation of Québec as regards all aspects of Québec society for which such information is pertinent. The Institut is the central authority for the production and dissemination of statistical information for the government departments and bodies, except information produced for administrative purposes. The Institut is responsible for carrying out statistical surveys of general interest. The Institut establishes and keeps up to date a Québec population record. The Institut shall also prepare each year an estimate of the population of municipalities. The Institut shall inform the public on the comparative state and evolution of the total remuneration of the employees governed by a collective agreement of the Government and of the school boards, colleges and institutions, and the total remuneration of other Québec employees of any category it determines.


    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is the international organization of the industrialized, market-economy countries.
    At OECD, representatives from 30 Member countries meet to exchange information and harmonize policy with a view to maximizing economic growth within Member countries and assisting non-Member countries develop more rapidly. The OECD Washington Center was set up in 1966 to market the publications of the OECD in the United States and to serve as an information center for the U.S. market. The Center is engaged in public outreach activities and acts as a liaison office to the US legislative and executive branches.


    The Open Data Foundation (ODaF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the adoption of global metadata standards and the development of open-source solutions promoting the use of statistical data. We focus on improving data and metadata accessibility and overall quality in support of research, policy making, and transparency, in the fields of economics, finance, healthcare, education, labor, social science, technology, agriculture, development, and the environment. While we see this information as being primarily statistical in nature, it is understood that it can be drawn from a wide variety of sources and therefore may include information not traditionally seen as such.


    CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), is a unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University located in Palisades, New York. CIESIN seeks to provide researchers, decision makers, managers, journalists and the general public with access to usable data and information about environmental and socioeconomic changes and environmental sustainability at global, regional and local scales. CIESIN utilizes its expertise in research and measurement, spatial visualization, electronic data management, and training to illuminate the reciprocal linkages between humans and the environment.


    Break Sponsor

    For over twenty years, StataCorp has been a leader in developing cutting-edge statistics, graphics, and data-management solutions for research professionals. Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata 9 adds many new features such as linear mixed models, balanced repeated replications, and multinomial probit. The Stata Journal is a quarterly publication containing articles about statistics, data analysis, teaching methods, and effective use of Stata’s language. The Journal publishes reviewed papers together with shorter notes and comments, regular columns, book reviews, and other material of interest to researchers applying statistics in a variety of disciplines.


    Poster Session Sponsor

    EBSCO is a worldwide leader in providing information access and management solutions through print and electronic journal subscription services, research database development and production, online access to more than 150 databases and thousands of e-journals, a full-featured OpenUrl link resolver, and e-commerce book procurement. EBSCO has been serving the library and business communities for more than 60 years.

    Email Station Sponsor

    CODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology, is an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). The mission of CODATA is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society by promoting improved scientific and technical data management and use. CODATA works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology. CODATA is a resource that provides scientists and engineers with access to international data activities for increased awareness, direct cooperation and new knowledge. CODATA was established in 1966 by ICSU to promote and encourage, on a world-wide basis, the compilation, evaluation and dissemination of reliable numerical data of importance to science and technology.