Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, is a bilingual, multidisciplinary, secure, Canadian research data repository, supported by academic libraries and research institutions across Canada. Borealis supports open discovery, management, sharing, and preservation of Canadian research data.

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Subscription details


Available to any Full or Affiliate COPPUL member institution.

Affiliate membership is open to the library of any non-profit Canadian college or university. Membership inquiries are welcome--please contact or


Pricing is primarily based on CRKN tiers.

Fees for non-CRKN banded institutions are based on student FTE.

TypeCRKN bandedNon-CRKN bandedStorage allocationAnnual fee
Small1-4Up to 14 999 student FTE1 TB$1,000
Medium5-815 000 or more student FTE4 TB$5,000
Large9-128 TB$10,000
Extra-large1310 TB$15,000

If needed, additional Borealis storage is available on the Ontario Libraries Research Cloud at current OLRC rates.

Sign up process

The Borealis subscription term currently runs April 1 - March 31, but new participants are welcome throughout the year. Please contact Y.G. Rancourt, CDSN Coordinator, to initiate or discuss the sign-up process.

New subscribers will be provided with a short online sign-up form to complete. This collects information necessary for setting up and provisioning access to your Borealis instance. To support planning, we recommend providing this information at least 5-10 business days prior to your desired start date.

Participating institutions

Learn more

For more information, contact Y.G. Rancourt, CDSN Coordinator, at