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 or use our contact form.

Data Repositories

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) COVID-19 Data Repository

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • University of Toronto’s Dataverse in Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository
  • Multidisciplinary repositories such as Zenodo, Figshare, or Dryad
  • Search for a discipline-specific repository at

Data Storage

Compute Canada

  • 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:


  • 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

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

Data Security


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

University of Toronto Resources

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