A database for Canadian social scientists

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1972 - SSRCC considers SocScan

Like the Data Clearing House, SocScan is a database for social science data. However, SocScan organizes and centralizes data about Canadian social scientists and their research. The database catalogues this information to be used by other social scientists for networking and to avoid duplicating research. To date, the Social Science Research Council of Canada mails surveys to researchers to collect data on social scientists and their research. By 1978, SocScan is often considered together with the Data Clearing House.