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.



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

Year in Review – Special edition: Celebrating over a decade of cIRcle milestones

  Photo courtesy: Pixabay   Emerging as a two-year pilot project in 2007/8 under the auspices of the University of British Columbia’s Library, cIRcle began and remains the University’s digital repository for scholarly research and teaching materials created by the UBC community, its partners and affiliates.   Ranking highly among its North American peers and […]


by cIRcle staff – December 24, 2019

Hallmarking the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at UBC through collaborative partnerships

    Did you know that, in 1998, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) was founded by John Willinsky in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC)? Its aim was and still is today to “improv[e] the scholarly and public quality of research”. UBC “support[s] scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and […]


by cIRcle staff – November 29, 2019