Borealis: A New Name for Scholars Portal Dataverse

On June 23, the Scholars Portal Dataverse is becoming Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository / le dépôt Dataverse canadien. The new name reflects Borealis’s identity as a national service connecting Canadian researchers and comes after consultation with research data management librarians and specialists across the country. 

This is the service that hosts the library managed University of Guelph Research Data Repositories. Although the name and the appearance of the repository are changing, the core service remains the same. The U of G repositories will continue to be managed and supported by the library and will continue to be known as the University of Guelph Research Data Repositories.  

Borealis is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, 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. 

The new website will launch on June 23 at All links to the current Scholars Portal Dataverse site will be redirected to the new site.  

For more information, see the Introducing Borealis blog post.  


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