What is Borealis? Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, is a bilingual, multi-disciplinary, 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. TRU's Borealis Collection is available to researchers affiliated with TRU and their collaborators.
Why deposit data? Depositing data (i.e. uploading data to a repository and providing descriptive metadata) has many benefits. Sharing data can benefit future work in your field as other researchers will be able to use your data. Your work may also be cited more, as your data can be cited as well as or instead of your publication. Finally, some grants are starting to require that data be deposited in a repository. Depositing your data into TRU's Borealis collection will meet these requirements.
To get started with depositing your data, create an account on the Borealis login page. Note: TRU is not in the dropdown. You will need to click on the "Sign Up" button, and when you log in do so from the "Username/Email" button, and not the dropdown menu.
Once you've created an account, contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian Erin May for Borealis permissions to create your Dataset and begin uploading your data! Before permissions are granted, you will need to agree to the TRU Borealis Deposit Agreement.
Below are steps that will ensure that you, your data, and your metadata are ready for deposit. Links lead to other places in this guide.