Sharing Your Data with Dataverse

Presentation Date: 

Monday, October 26, 2015


DLF Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Presented by: Elizabeth Quigley

The Dataverse Project started in 2006 at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science as an open source software application to share, cite and archive data. From its beginnings, Dataverse has provided a robust infrastructure for data stewards to host and archive data, while offering researchers an easy way to share and get credit for their data. The Dataverse project, started as a repository for social sciences data, has now expanded to benefit a wide range of disciplines and scientific domains (astronomy, life sciences, etc.) leveraging our progress in the social science domain to define and enhance data publishing across all research communities. In particular, as part of the new Dataverse release (v4.0), we have evaluated the features needed in data publishing so data can be properly shared, found, accessed and reused. This session will cover the major changes in Dataverse v4.0 (metadata schemas supported, publishing workflows, support for specific file types, etc) as well as review how to start using Dataverse for an institution.