Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, secure, Canadian research data repository, supported by academic libraries and research institutions across Canada. Borealis supports open discovery, management, sharing, and preservation of Canadian research data.
Learn more about the service, our partners, and our name change.
The following institutions and research organizations participate in the Borealis service. Select the institution below to find the associated collection and deposit your data.
Support for Borealis is provided by academic libraries, regional library consortia, universities, colleges, research organizations, and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. The shared technical infrastructure is hosted by Scholars Portal and the University of Toronto Libraries in partnership with regional academic library consortia. Previously funded through projects from CANARIE, Compute Ontario, and the former Portage Network (Canadian Association of Research Libraries).
Borealis is based on the open-source Dataverse software, with development led by the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University.
Borealis datasets are stored on Canadian servers at the University of Toronto Libraries with storage on the Ontario Library Research Cloud, a private, geographically-distributed cloud storage network built with partner universities.
Every dataset is automatically assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) provided by DataCite Canada to allow research data to be accessible and citable and to help increase the impact of your research. Include your ORCID identifier to link your data to your online scholarly record.
Preview and explore data all within your browser. The Data Explorer allows you to explore variables and view summary statistics for tabular files (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R, Excel).
Receive support from your local library, institution or research organization and deposit data within affiliated collections.
All datasets receive monthly integrity checks in combination with safe storage to protect against data loss and corruption, as outlined in our Preservation Plan.