4.6.1 Release

The 4.6.1 release of Dataverse is now available!

This release introduces support for ORCID authentication, a file replace feature, Native API upload, and several enhancements and bug fixes.

Major new features:

Dataverse 4.6 Release

The main feature of this release is a File Landing Page, which provides a static URL for files and will serve as a base for expanded file options, such as versioning, provenance, and metadata explorations. Features and bug fixes in this release include:

Dataverse Release and Roadmap Updates


The Dataverse Roadmap is being updated to reflect some changes to our release plans and schedule.

We will release Dataverse 4.6 the week of December 12th. This release of Dataverse includes a file landing page, harvesting updates, enhancements to file uploads, and more.

Dataverse 4.6 does not include File Replace, ORCID, or Provenance. These features are in progress and will follow along as one or more 4.6.x releases in early 2017. 

Harvard Dataverse Homepage Survey

The Dataverse Team is currently working on a new redesign of the Harvard Dataverse home page, and we’re looking for your input! IQSS’s new Product Research Specialist Julian Gautier and Usability Research Assistant Derek Murphy have put together a brief (5 minute long) multiple choice survey that lets you tell us what qualities you look for in a data repository. Your input will inform our design of the new homepage to improve existing users’ experience with the site and to help orient new users.