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Research Data Services

Guidance, tools, and training to support faculty and students working with research data.

Getting Started

Prior to depositing, please review our Deposit Guidelines
Ready to deposit your first dataset? Consult our user guides below. 

Dataverse User Guides 

  • Quick Guide to Depositing Data (UVic Libraries)
    This 4-step guide helps new depositors when depositing data into into UVic Dataverse.

  • Extended User Guide (UVic Libraries)
    This 1-page guide assists researchers with common questions, considerations, and challenges when depositing data into UVic Dataverse.

  • Metadata Best Practices Guide (Dataverse North) 
    Created by Scholars Portal Dataverse, this helpful guide should be consulted when selecting metadata terms to describe your data deposit.

Example Dataset

Curious to see what a well documented dataset looks like? Consult this exemplar:

  • Doe, Jane, 2018, "Social Media Use Among Teens, 2015 [Canada]",, Scholars Portal Dataverse, V2, UNF:6:DlGlU6CkxCeSPOA9AnWh3g== [fileUNF]
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