What is cIRcle?

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations. Learn more.

Exploring OpenAlex

Photo courtesy: Unsplash Hi there! My name is Ruby and I am a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) student at the UBC iSchool and the cIRcle Research Assistant. This post is one of a series of blog posts by me explaining and discussing some of the projects I have worked on at cIRcle. […]


by Ruby – March 14, 2023

cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2021-2022

                            cIRcle’s 2021-2022 Impact and Activity Report is now live! 2021-2022 saw continued growth and development for cIRcle, UBC’s research repository. Over 77,000 items have been made openly accessible by cIRcle to date, including more than 6,000 peer-reviewed research articles. More than […]


by cIRcle staff – September 12, 2022

How To: Submit a thesis or dissertation to cIRcle

Photo courtesy: Don Erhardt / UBC Brand & Marketing   As UBC’s research repository, cIRcle hosts all UBC theses and dissertations. Any UBC Vancouver Graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis or dissertation to cIRcle should refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office’s Final Submission Instructions prior to starting a cIRcle submission […]


by cIRcle staff – December 6, 2021

Announcing the new cIRcle License 3.0!

Photo courtesy: Unsplash It’s now easier than ever to deposit work to cIRcle with the new cIRcle Non-exclusive Distribution License (Version 3.0).  As of November 16, 2021, the cIRcle License includes terms for consent to use of image and audiovisual recordings making the cIRcle Submission Form the one link you need to guarantee open access […]


by cIRcle staff – November 16, 2021

cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2020-2021

  The cIRcle team is happy to announce the release of our 2020-2021 Impact and Activity Report! 2020-2021 was a year of unexpected challenges and new opportunities that highlighted the importance of open access to research. Early this Spring, cIRcle celebrated passing the 74,000 open access item mark and attracted nearly 1.5 million visits via […]


by cIRcle staff – September 28, 2021