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:

  • In addition to the existing options of a Dataverse account and Shibboleth, users can now sign in through ORCID, Google, and Github. These options can be turned on and off at the installation level, so administrators will be able to set the options that work best for each installation.
  • Researchers and curators can now replace files instead of deleting a file and adding a new version. This is valuable for tracking data provenance and will make file versioning more accurate.
  • Users can now upload files using the Native API. 

For a complete list of the 67 features introduced and bugs fixed, please check out the release notes.

Thank you to all the community members who have participated in this release, especially those who have contributed code and contributed their time to user testing sessions.

For help with upgrading, installing, or general questions please email support@dataverse.org or get in touch on the Dataverse Community Group.