Please note, if the data you are uploading requires any of the following, Borealis is not a suitable choice for a repository:
- High-volume computational processing infrastructure.
- Storage of personal or confidential information.
- Large file size upload capacity (e.g., big data projects).
Sensitive or Confidential Data
Borealis does not accept content that contains confidential or sensitive information. Files must be anonymized or de-identified before deposit.
- The information has been previously released publicly.
- The information is about public figures and their public roles.
- The information is considered historic because a sufficient length of time has passed since it was collected.
- The information has explicit informed consent from participants to be released publicly.
- The information has been collected with an explicit statement that said it would be made public.
Anyone can create a Borealis account and view/download data, but only users affiliated with a participating institution (or given permission by a participating institution) are able to deposit data. Each participating institution manages its own Institutional Collection in which their students, staff, faculty, and researchers can deposit data.
While the Borealis team manages the Dataverse repository from a technical perspective, each participating institution manages their own collection in terms of policies and procedures. The procedures outlined in this guide are general in nature and may not apply to your institution.
Before depositing your files, review your institution’s policies and procedures.by navigating to your institutional collection. In some cases, your institution may have added information to the top of their collection’s main page, including links to their library’s research data management website and/or links to applicable policies and procedures.
Use the Contact link to send an email to your institution for additional support.
Institutional Library Websites
Another way to find more information about your institution’s collection policies and procedures is to go to your institution’s library website. The website may have a section supporting “research data management” with information about their digital repositories, policies and procedures, and support contact information.
Your institution’s library website may also have a chat feature where you can ask your questions and get a live response. If you cannot locate your library’s research data management webpage, use the chat feature to ask where you can find that information or receive additional support.