Data Verse Network

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General information
URL http://dataverse.org/
Description The Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others work. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive appropriate credit. A Dataverse repository hosts multiple dataverses. Each dataverse contains datatset or other dataverses, and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and code that accompany the data).



Organisation Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University



Type of service Storage facility
Legislation United States



Usage and appreciation Currently more than 10 data repositories



Support organisation Tutorials, FAQs, Community websites. Contact team can be contacted at http://dataverse.org/contact/



Context
Stage in the research project During
Postion within the research process4. Preserving data, 5. Giving access to data, 6. Re-using data
Domain 5. Public Domain
Type of data 2. Data collections and structured databases, 3. Processed data and data representations
Data curation3. Ingest, 4. Preservation action, 5. Store, 6. Acces, use and re-use
Data classification Klasse 3 voor openbare informatie
Administrative information
Funding Harvard



Depositor agreement See http://thedata.harvard.edu/guides/index.html



User agreement CC



Policy No explicit statement can be found about the organisation's dedication to long term preservation.
Intellectual property Resides with uploader



Data curation strategy
Target group
Faculty General
Primary target group Not discipline-specific



Communities within DVN are discipline-specific, however



Secondary target group
Classification of the service
Availability Web-interface; APIs



Integrity Backups



Confidentiality Data sets can be embargoed



Formats
Accepted metadata formats DDI
A dataset contains three levels of metadata:

Citation Metadata: any metadata that would be needed for generating a data citation and other general metadata that could be applied to any dataset;
Domain specific Metadata: with specific support currently for Social Science, Life Science, Geospatial, and Astronomy datasets; and
File-level Metadata: varies depending on the type of data file.
Accepted content types Archived data Audiovisual data Databases Plain text Raw data Scientific and statistical data formats
Accepted preferred formats All formats
Accepteerde file formats All file formats are supported
Storage
Maximum size of deposits Up to 10GB per file
Version management Yes
Quality control
Access
Access requirements
Tools / Interfaces for access Public registry of all uploaded files; APIs are available at http://guides.dataverse.org/en/latest/api/index.html
(Persistent) identifiers DOI, HandleSee also http://best-practices.dataverse.org/data-citation/
Preservation
Long term guarantees No policy with respect to long term preservation
Complies with international standards for trusted repositories Not certified
Preservation strategy
Costs
Storage No
Access No
Preservation
Special conditions
Agreements with Leiden University None
Risks