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Repository platform

  • A fully-bilingual interface and robust documentation in English and French
  • DOIs provide a persistent identifier for data citation
  • Default allocation of 1TB of repository storage
  • Optional embargoes on data and metadata records
  • Synchronize research with ORCID profile
  • Selectively share data with journal editors, reviewers, and colleagues before public release
  • Effortlessly Download Data with the New Zip Feature
  • Collaborate on submissions with other FRDR account holders
  • Dataset review and ongoing support provided by the FRDR curation team (
  • Fast and efficient upload and download via Globus File Transfer, and web browser transfers for smaller datasets
  • Special Collections for research groups with organizational branding and links to external web content
  • Support for multiple authentication providers, including Compute Canada, ORCID, and a growing list of Canadian postsecondary institutions
  • Planned feature extension, scheduled releases, and updates

Managed Storage Services

  • Managed repository storage, geographically spread across multiple National Advanced Research Computing Host sites
  • Regular backups and multiple copies
  • Secure repository storage for a minimum of 10 years after deposit

Curation Services

  • Researcher consultations and help preparing data for deposit, creating documentation and augmenting metadata to contextualize data
  • Internal review of new deposits to help ensure compliance with the FRDR Terms of Use, and to optimize the findability, accessibility and reusability of data published in FRDR
  • Quality assurance through metadata inspection, file audit, and code review
  • Links to author PIDs (e.g., ORCIDs), funder information, and related research outputs, such as data management plans, data papers, journal articles, associated code repositories, or models.
  • Ongoing support provided after publication

Preservation Services

  • Bit-level preservation of research data including checksum generation, validation, and keeping multiple copies on geographically distributed storage
  • Appraisal and selection of research data for additional long-term preservation processing via Archivematica
    • File identification, characterization, and validation
    • Format conversion of files via policy registry to future-friendly formats
    • Archival Information Package (AIP) creation
    • Transfer of AIPs to partnering Preservation Service Providers (SciNet / University of Toronto)

Discovery Services

  • Discovery interface with text-based search functionality supported by Globus search
  • Openly available OAI-PMH feed of harvested metadata
  • Data indexed for discovery in Lunaris, Google Dataset Search, OpenAIRE, DataCite, ProQuest, and others