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Research Data Management

This guide is intended to assist researchers with data management and provide access to data management tools and services.

Data Repositories

There are many resources and repositories available for you to deposit and share your data. Below are some options:

Dalhousie University Dataverse @ Scholars Portal

Dataverse is a publicly accessible data repository platform, open to affiliated researchers to deposit and share research data openly with anyone in the world. It is free and built with open-source software. It is hosted on Canadian servers, provides data visualization tools for tabular data files, provides DOIs through DataCite Canada and more. Dalhousie University has an Institutional Dataverse with Scholars Portal. 

Contact the Research Data Management Team at Dalhousie University to set up a Dataverse for you and your research team. Find more information on the Dalhousie University Dataverse @ Scholars Portage page.  

Dalhousie DataVerse 

Dalhousie Libraries currently hosts a local instance of Dataverse. However, from January 2020 onwards all new datasets and users will be directed to use Dalhousie's Institutional Dataverse hosted on the Scholars Portal Dataverse site. 

FRDR - Federated Research Data Repository

The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is for Canadian researchers to deposit and share research data. FRDR is a good repository to deposit very large files and datasets. It also supports automatic preservation using Archivematica. If you are interested in using FRDR, check out the "Before Depositing" page on the FRDR website. 


DalSpace is the University's institutional repository - a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material produced by the Dalhousie community. DalSpace is a great place to deposit publications. To learn about content guidelines, policies, and how to deposit, view the Help documents.

Other Repository Options