Data Deposits

Data deposits refer to the place where researchers deposit their data into a recognized data repository, including all digital research data, metadata, and code that directly supports research conclusions in journal publications and pre-prints that arise from agency-supported research.

Researchers should consider the following points:

  •  What counts as relevant research data and which data should be preserved. This is often highly contextual and should be guided by disciplinary norms and grant recipients own judgement.
  • Appropriate access to the data where ethical, cultural, legal, and commercial requirements allow, and in accordance with the FAIR principles and the standards of the discipline.
  • Is there a domain-specific repository supported by your discipline. If so, this may be the best place to deposit your data.
  • If no domain-specific repository exists, consider one of two-multi-disciplinary repository options.
Two people researching and reviewing data on screen.
For more information - refer to Appendix B in the RDM Strategy Document.

Data Deposit Request

To request to deposit your data in a data repository, please complete the Data Deposit Form - after you've completed the form, please submit to

Non-Lambton College Repositories

Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR)

FRDR leverages Canada’s national Digital Research Infrastructure, through a partnership between CARL Portage and Compute Canada, to offer robust, cost effective repository storage at scale.

Dataverse North

Dataverse North is a community of practice that brings together providers and users of Dataverse in Canada. Dataverse is an open source data repository platform for publishing research data, developed and maintained by Harvard University and contributors from around the world.


Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, is a bilingual, multi-disciplinary, 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.