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UVic Libraries Data Services

Data Services at UVic Libraries

UVic Libraries offers a number of services to support your data needs. We provide help from the moment you conceive of a project to the moment you publish about it – and long after. 

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Find Data

The Libraries curate thousands of licensed and open datasets for research. Our Acquisitions staff and librarians negotiate the procurement of datasets for UVic researchers. We steward enduring assets that support reproducible research.

  • Data by subject area
  • GIS and geospatial data
  • Census and governmental data
  • Web archives 
  • Humanities data collections
  • Special Collections & University Archives

Analyze & Visualize

Multiple units at UVic Libraries and UVic specialize in domain-specific content and methods, including hands-on support for data-intensive projects. The Libraries offer skill-building workshops and consultations, and connect you with other experts across campus.

  • Analysis and visualization
  • GIS & mapping tools
  • Qualitative data tools
  • Systematic reviews
  • Data literacy modules

Manage & Publish

We help you document, describe, and structure data to maximize access and help ensure preservation to meet FAIR data & Canadian Tri-Council requirements. Scholarly Communications advises on licenses, helping researchers make informed data-sharing decisions for publication. 

  • Data management plans
  • Data and software curation
  • Data repositories
  • Digital object identifiers (DOIs)
  • Licensing and data sharing

Consult a Specialist

The Libraries employ scores of subject and technical specialists who are experts in supporting data-intensive research.

  • Subject specialists
  • Research data services
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Data Management Plans (DMPs)
  • Knowledge mobilization
  • Grants and awards support
  • Humanities Computing & Media Centre (HCMC)
  • Research Computing Services (RCS)



Multiple areas and teams in the Libraries contribute to making Data Services possible, including: Advanced Research Services, Engagement and Learning, Grants & Awards, Metadata, Special Collections & Archives, University Librarians Office, and Web Archiving


Responsible(s) for this LibGuide: Matt Huculak & The Advanced Research Services Team

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