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Data and project support

The TD Management Data and Analytics Lab is active in generating and managing data in partnership with the broader academic and business communities.

Our team assists students, faculty and external partners with data acquisition and project solutions. Find a list of our services below, as well as curated data sets made available for your use.


Data acquisition

  • Assist in identifying data sources for courses, practicums, and research projects
  • Help to assemble and organize datasets for both teaching and research needs
  • Interface with private and public institutions to collect and store private data for use by students and faculty
  • Coordinate data acquisitions across the school

Data management

  • Manage data quality by ensuring standardization, consistency, accuracy, and reliability of data
  • Design and construct data management architecture/warehouse to ensure data is reusable and accessible
  • Facilitate data access and licensing to ensure that data are securely retained and made available to faculty for research and course development
  • Work with clients and data sources to automate routines for data extraction, transformation, loading, scoring, and reporting/visualization

Project support

Whether you are a big company, a startup or a government institution, TD MDAL can connect you with our researchers and graduate students to help you tackle real business issues. 

Short-term projects

In our Master of Management Analytics (MMA) program, student teams are paired with partner organizations to tackle real world management problems through the lens of data and analytics. The practicum lasts throughout the program beginning in August for 9 months, and student teams are supervised by our faculty coach. These projects allow participating organizations to address an important management issue with students that leverages current analytical toolsSome of these projects may turn into valuable long-term research topics.

Long-term research projects

These projects mainly involve PhD students and faculty members as they address fundamental research questions using data from our partner organizationsWhile the projects may last several years, the final results are intended to be high quality business insights and publishable research papers.

If you are interested in working with our researchers and students, please contact TD MDAL for details.

Data resources hosted at Rotman

Rotman data resources are maintained by our lab in collaboration with the BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab and the Milt Harris Library.

The following list provides an overview of all datasets available at Rotman.

Access to data resources