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Data Services

Data Management Services assists Brandon researchers with the organization, management, and curation of research data to enhance its preservation and access now and into the future

Data Repositories 


A data repository can be defined as a place that holds data, makes data available to use, and organizes data in a logical manner. A data repository may also be defined as an appropriate, subject-specific location where researchers can submit their data.

Data repositories may have specific requirements concerning subject or research domain; data re-use and access; file format and data structure; and the types of metadata that can be used. Librarians can assist researchers in finding a data repository by evaluating and recommending subject-specific repositories that would be best suited to hold or find and use biomedical research data.

Many data repositories have restrictions on who can deposit data into them based on funding, academic qualification, and quality of data. There are, however, a number of data repositories that are classified as "open"; and as a result are essentially open to receiving data from anyone. Brandon Universitiy has an Institutional Data Repository known as Dataverse.  The Government of Canada also provides Canadian Researchers with access to the Federated Research Data Repository which can house massive data sets. 

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