Wishart Library Tools for Research Management

Portage

Portage is committed to a national network supporting research data management infrastructure and services through the development of collaborations with regional library consortia, individual institutional libraries, and other stakeholders. Through its Network of Expertise and Infrastructure Platforms, Portage is coordinating research data services of value to Canada’s research community. Experts and organizations in research data management are invited to work or partner with Portage to achieve the goals of shared stewardship for research data.

Scholars Portal

Scholars Portal Dataverse

The Scholars Portal Dataverse is a repository primarily for research data collected by researchers and organizations affiliated with Ontario universities, although anyone in the world is welcome to use Scholars Portal Dataverse to deposit, share, and archive data.

Dataverse is an open-source tool developed by the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) at Harvard University. Scholars Portal Dataverse is provided as a shared Ontario Council of University Libraries service.

Researchers can use Dataverse to directly deposit data, create metadata, release and share data openly or privately, visualize and explore data, and search for data.

Scholars Portal <odesi>

<odesi> is a web-based data exploration, extraction, and analysis tool. It lets you search for survey questions (variables) across thousands of datasets held in a growing number of collections, and supports basic tabulation and analysis online. It also allows for the downloading of most datasets into statistical software for further analysis. Statistics Canada‘s public-use survey data forms the core of <odesi>’s social survey data holdings, but we are expanding its survey data to include other national and international data sources. Key polling data collections include the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA)Canadian Gallup, and Ipsos Reid.

<odesi> introduces undergraduates to data literacy and data discovery at an early stage in their careers, provides the experienced researcher the ability to search immediately across hundreds of datasets and collections, and allows for faster and more meaningful data reviews.

Scholars GeoPortal

The Scholars GeoPortal is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides access to large scale geospatial datasets, as well as sophisticated search, discovery and analysis tools to make the data readily available to Ontario researchers. Resources include data licensed by Ontario academic libraries, such as land-based vector data (water, cultural features, etc.), census geography, and orthophotography.

The portal has been created for the academic community for teaching and research, including educators, researchers, students, faculty, and staff. The geospatial data available from the portal can be downloaded and imported into Geographic Information System (GIS) software for mapping and analysis purposes. The portal provides many options for selecting data by location and feature type, as well as file type and projection. Mapping tools allow users to create map images “on the fly.”

Scholars Portal Research Data Repositories

Easy access to research data is becoming a vital part of scientific discovery and industrial innovation in Canada. The data centres and repositories described in this guide collect, organize, and disseminate datasets in order to stimulate research and accelerate discovery. Whether you’re looking for data to use in your research or looking for a dependable repository in which to store your data, you can find Canadian data repositories by discipline. We’ve also included some advice about backup, citing data, intellectual property, and other data management issues.

Research Data Repositories

Easy access to research data is becoming a vital part of scientific discovery and industrial innovation in Canada. The data centres and repositories described in this guide collect, organize, and disseminate datasets in order to stimulate research and accelerate discovery. Whether you’re looking for data to use in your research or looking for a dependable repository in which to store your data, you can find Canadian data repositories by discipline. Also included is some advice about backup, citing data, intellectual property, and other data management issues.