Scholars Portal Dataverse, hosted at the University of Toronto Libraries, and CARL Portage are pleased to announce the acquisition of over 275 TB of storage to provide Canadian libraries with increased storage capacity for research data.
The national Scholars Portal Dataverse service, in partnership with academic libraries, gives researchers at participating Canadian institutions a place to find, share, and deposit research data. Using a cloud-based storage model, the new national repository storage will provide for the secure, automatic replication of datasets across hosting nodes at multiple universities in Canada and can easily grow to handle the increasing volumes of data being deposited by Canadian researchers.
Currently, 55 Canadian institutions participate in the Scholars Portal Dataverse service. With this new storage, subscribers will receive an increase to their base repository storage amount as determined by a tiered model. This repository storage can be offered directly to researchers moving forward to support the deposit and long-term access to research data.
The support for national repository storage marks another step forward in the collaboration to develop a national Dataverse service for researchers across Canada. A national Dataverse service will create opportunities for researchers to collaborate and enhance knowledge creation and innovation by ensuring that data, metadata, and code are FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable).
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About Scholars Portal Dataverse at the University of Toronto Libraries
Scholars Portal Dataverse is a national research data repository service developed by OCUL Scholars Portal at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) in partnership with the four regional academic library consortia in Canada and managed by UTL. Dataverse users can create metadata, track changes across versions of their datasets, mint Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), and make data open or restricted to anyone in the world. Scholars Portal Dataverse is built on the Dataverse open-source repository software that is developed by the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) at Harvard University, with contributors and adopters across the world.
Portage was launched by CARL in 2015 to contribute to the shared stewardship of research data and to address specific gaps in national research data management (RDM) infrastructure in Canada. Initiated as a library-based network, Portage now collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders and partners locally, nationally, and internationally to build capacity and to develop services and infrastructure. Over 160 experts from 60 institutions across Canada actively participate in Portage committees and infrastructure projects, with coordination provided by a national secretariat. Funding in support of the evolution of the Portage Research Data Management (RDM) Network was administered through CANARIE for this initiative.