Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository / le dépôt Dataverse canadien is bilingual, multi-disciplinary, secure research data repository. The Carleton University Dataverse collection is our local instance of the larger Borealis service. It provides a platform for discovery, management, sharing, and preservation of research data, and supports Canadian researchers seeking to comply with Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy requirements and recommendations for data deposit and sharing.
Review this presentation for more details: Dataverse for data sharing: An introduction (.pdf)
What is a Dataverse?
A Dataverse is a container for one or more Datasets or Dataverses. Carleton University's Dataverse Collection contains many Dataverses and Datasets. Researchers can create Dataverses for their own research projects, and/or directly deposit Datasets within their Institutional Dataverse.
A dataset is a container for a particular research data set (this can include research data, code, and documentation).
Datasets have an associated metadata record (also referred to as cataloguing information or data documentation). This metadata provides contextual information on the dataset. Please see here for more information on creating metadata for datasets.
The Carleton University Dataverse Collection can be used to:
- Represent your academic work unit
- Present selected research data output of an organization, research group or individual
- Publish a data journal: Oxford Journal: Political Analysis
- Teaching for empirical research skills: Project Tier
- Allow for private peer reviewing
The service offers a number of ways to organize, present and share your research data, and the user community includes many examples of different approaches (some examples below from Harvard's Dataverse):
In addition to Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, you can see additional examples from ABACUS (BC Libraries network) or from the original Dataverse pioneers at the Harvard University Dataverse.
Review our storage and repository decision chart to see if the Carleton University Dataverse Collection is right for you, see our
or contact us to get support for creating your own Dataverse collection or depositing datasets.