Data Connection: Data Services

Storing & Sharing Data

When it comes to storing and sharing your data, you have a few options. Here are some of our favourites.

SOURCE: Sheridan's Institutional Repository

Sheridan offers SOURCE, our institutional repository, for storing, managing and sharing data files associated with Sheridan research.

To discuss the SOURCE service, please contact:

SOURCE ensures digital stability by preserving your data and research files in one place.

  • Unlimited storage, no file size limits
  • Authorization and access-control tools
  • Customizable metadata
  • Fully hosted: no IT resources required
  • Support for all file types and formats
  • S3 cloud storage to address preservation needs


SOURCE leverages online search tools like Google and Google Scholar to increase the visibility and dissemination of your work, meaning greater awareness of your expertise.

  • On-demand metrics
  • Publish publicly, or restrict access and manage levels of authorization
  • License and copyright tools, recommended citations
  • Multiple display options
  • Persistent URLs
  • Indexing by search engines like Google Scholar


Other Data Repositories

Research data repositories enable sound management throughout the data lifecycle by storing and enabling access to deposited datasets of a range of formats, which are also curated to enable their discovery and reuse. 

You can store and share research data in a number of repositories, including discipline specific repositories. Here are some great options:

The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR)


Canadian research data repositories

Discipline-specific repositories

Google Dataset Search (beta)