Data Storage and Repositories

Storage and Repository Decision Chart


The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is a system for researchers in Canada to deposit and share research data and to facilitate discovery of research data through federated searching across repositories.

Some key features include:

  • accepts datasets that are larger than 2.5 GB
  • managed storage spread across multiple Compute Canada Federation hosting sites
  • a fully-bilingual user interface and robust documentation
  • DOI registration for datasets
  • optional embargoes on data and metadata records
  • allows multiple people to collaborate on a submission
  • support for special collections with organizational branding and links to external content
  • secure repository storage for a minimum of 10 years after deposit
  • file hierarchies: allows you to retain the hierarchical relationship between files and folders during transfer
  • a responsive support service with business hours coverage across Canada (

Example Collections:

Resources to get you started:

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