Introducing Borealis, The Canadian Dataverse Repository

Post Date:
Jun 23, 2022

Introducing Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository - New name, new look, same great data deposit service!

Scholars Portal Dataverse is now Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository / le dépôt Dataverse canadien. The new name and logo evoke connections to the Canadian landscape and reflects the new identity as a national service connecting Canadian researchers. 

Queen’s Dataverse Collection name and service have not changed, but it will now be hosted on Borealis. The name and appearance of the repository are changing, but the core service remains the same. Borealis is still the place where you can store, share, publish and discover research data. 

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 is launched at All links to the current Scholars Portal Dataverse site will be redirected to the new site.
  • An updated Terms of Use is now in effect. See the blogpost for more details.
  • For the most up-to-date news, follow Borealis on Twitter at BorealisData 

If you have any questions about this transition or want to learn more about depositing your research data, contact the library RDM team at or visit our LibGuide.

What are the implications for this change?

  • Borealis will have a new name and new look, but the core service for Queen’s Dataverse Collection will remain the same
  • DOIs will still work! All dataset handles and DOIs will continue to resolve to the appropriate dataset page
  • The Queen’s Dataverse Collection URL is now
  • Dataset citations will now include the new name of the repository. If you are submitting a new paper, use the new citation.
  • There is no need for a new account! You can continue to use the same login credentials (Queen’s NetID), but users may experience temporary delays for login (SSO) on June 23.


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