Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at mdl@library.utoronto.ca or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

Managing Research Data

Data Repositories | Data Storage | Data Security

This page is a guide to data repositories, data storage and security, and support materials for those conducting COVID-19 research.

The Research Data Management team is here to help researchers currently engaged in COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 research. If members of the University of Toronto research community would like assistance with managing or publishing their data, please contact rdm@utoronto.ca or use our contact form.

Data Repositories

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) COVID-19 Data Repository
https://www.openicpsr.org/openicpsr/covid19?utm_source=SM&utm_medium=SM&utm_campaign=Covid-repository-launch

  • A repository for data examining the social, behavioral, public health, and economic impact of the novel coronavirus global pandemic.
  • Free self-publishing option for any researcher who wants to share data related to COVID-19.
  • Deposits should include all data, annotated program code, command files, and documentation necessary to understand the data collection and/or replicate research findings.

Zenodo - Coronavirus Disease Research Community - COVID-19
zenodo.org/communities/covid-19

  • This community collects research outputs that may be relevant to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) or the SARS-CoV-2
  • Scientists are encouraged to upload their outcome in this collection to facilitate sharing and discovery of information

Find a Data Repository
onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/researchdata/data-repositories

This set of resources identifies various choices for depositing and sharing your research data including,

Data Storage

Compute Canada
https://www.computecanada.ca/featured/support-for-covid-19-research-projects

  • Canada-wide: If you are doing COVID-19 focused research and would benefit from advanced research computing (ARC) resources and expertise, please reach out to: support@computecanada.ca

Cybera
https://www.cybera.ca/covid-19-cybera-update

  • Alberta: Rapid Access Cloud available to members and Alberta small-to-medium sized enterprises to assist with their move to digital environments

University of Toronto Resources
onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/researchdata/data-storage

This set of resources provides information on storing your research data including,

Data Security

CIRA
https://www.cira.ca/cybersecurity-services/protect-canada

  • Free data transfer (secure file sharing) for all sizes of data for 6 months

Globus
https://www.globus.org/covid-19

  • Free data transfer (secure file sharing) for all sizes of data for 6 months

University of Toronto Resources
https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/researchdata/security

This set of resources provides information on data security for your research data including,