Participating Institutions Simon Fraser University University of British Columbia University of Northern BC University of Victoria

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Please note that as of Friday, May 15th, 2015, the ABACUS service migration to the new UBC Dataverse platform will be considered final. Dataverse is an enhanced data repository software product being actively developed at Harvard University.

All existing Abacus data sets from our member institutions, including a significant amount of new material, are now available at:


( After the migration date, you will be automatically redirected to the address above. Please contact UBC Data Services if you require further assistance. )

Abacus is the Research Data Collection of the British Columbia Research Libraries' Data Services, a collaboration involving the Data Libraries at Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the University of Victoria (UVic).

To retrieve datasets which are licensed to all participating institutions, as well as datasets unique to your own institution, please login at the top right of the screen. All metadata, documentation and a limited number of datasets, are publicly available. For assistance, please contact the Data Librarian at your participating institution.



Communities in abacus

Choose a community to browse its collections.

ABACUS: Shared collections for B.C. Research Libraries
PUBLIC: Collections with unrestricted access
SFU: Collections unique to Simon Fraser University
UBC: Collections unique to the University of British Columbia
UNBC: Collections unique to the University of Northern BC
UVIC: Collections unique to the University of Victoria


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