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.



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

cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2019-2020

  We are excited to share cIRcle’s Impact and Activity Report for 2019-2020! 2019-2020 was a year of milestones for cIRcle, UBC’s Research Repository. Early this spring, cIRcle celebrated passing the 70,000 open access item mark. This year also saw more than one million visitors to cIRcle content via the UBC Open Collections site. cIRcle […]


by cIRcle staff – September 15, 2020

We’re still open!

We’re still open! We are committed to helping our UBC community make their research openly available to the world via our digital repository, cIRcle. However, we will be reducing our response time for non-urgent requests to 7-10 business days as we transition to remote work. We will continue to review and deposit theses and dissertations […]


by cIRcle Staff – March 18, 2020