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borealis: The Canadian Dataverse Repository

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Alternate Title(s): SP Dataverse, Dataverse, Scholars Portal Dataverse, Canadian Dataverse Repository

Platform: Borealis

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Platform change: Scholars Portal Dataverse rebranded to Borealis Data on June 23, 2022. Read more in our news item "Borealis: A New Name for Laurier’s Dataverse Data Repository".

This is a repository for research data collected by individuals and organizations associated with Ontario universities. The platform makes it possible for researchers to deposit data, create appropriate metadata, and version documents as they work. Access to data and supporting documentation can be controlled down to the file level, and researchers can choose to make content available publicly, select specific individuals, or to keep it completely locked. All data is hosted on Canadian servers, in a secure environment that conforms to industry best practices for maintaining data integrity and longevity.

The data in the collection is discoverable via a basic search and an advanced search that includes multiple fields such as title, producer, relevant dates, topic, funding agency, geography, type of data, etc.

Laurier Library provides access to this through our membership in OCUL, of which Scholars Portal is a service. It rebranded from Scholars Portal Dataverse to Borealis in June 2022.