McMaster Dataverse users may notice some changes when logging in to the online data repository.
Scholars Portal Dataverse, which hosts McMaster Dataverse – McMaster’s institutional data repository – has rebranded as Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository.
According to the Borealis website, the revamp reflects the repository’s growth over the past half decade from a regional service to one that includes more than 60 affiliated institutions across the country.
Apart from a new name and appearance, users can expect core services to remain the same.
“The Borealis rebranding requires no action from users of McMaster Dataverse,” said Danica Evering, research data management specialist at McMaster. “Users with an active account prior to the update can continue to login using the same account details. For researchers with data deposited in the repository, dataset DOIs will continue to connect to their material.”
Along with the new look, Borealis is highlighting several policy resources which can support researchers in preparing grant and journal applications. These resources include: a data preservation plan, a privacy statement, a new webpage with information about its infrastructure and security practices.
Borealis continues to be hosted and operated at University of Toronto Libraries by Scholars Portal – the shared technology service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).
For questions regarding the update or to access information on data management plans, data deposit, data security, and more, contact Research Data Management Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details on the rebrand can be found on the Borealis website.
Research Data Management (RDM) is the active organization and maintenance of data throughout its life cycle. Research Data Management Services at McMaster University provides several resources, including personal support, to assist researchers on campus with a variety of RDM processes.