Research data services

Visit the libraries' research data services guide to learn about how we can support your research data.

For guidance and library services related to research data management, data curation, and sharing your research data, please visit our online Research Data Services guide.

For microdata (StatsCan, ICPSR, etc) see the Microdata guide.
For statistical resources from BC Stats, StatsCan, etc see the Statistical Resources guide.

Data Management Support

The UVic Libraries provide advice and services to support the management, curation, and discovery of research data.

Research Data Repositories

UVic Libraries can guide researchers in selecting an appropriate repository to suit their needs, and those of their journal publishers and funding agencies.

  • Scholars Portal Dataverse
    Dataverse is the university's institutional research data repository. We can help you or your research group deposit a dataset and register with a unique DOI, so that it can be discovered, shared, and cited.

  • Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) 
    A national Canadian research data repository, suitable for large datasets. Data professionals from the Portage Network and institutions across Canada work with researchers to curate and approve deposited items.

  • Zenodo
    OpenAIRE data repository hosted at CERN for research data, software and other artefacts in support of publications. Can be connected directly to a GitHub account to archive and version GitHub repos.

(Data Curation Librarian)

Access and services for Canadian and international census and survey micro-data and geo-spatial data:

Geo-spatial data (GIS files)



The UVic Libraries are exploring resources relating to the curation and discovery of scientific research data, with emphasis on Canadian initiatives:

Scientific data collections (a selection)


, Science librarian