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Research Data Management

This guide is intended to assist researchers with data management and provide access to data management tools and services.

Dalhousie University Dataverse @ Scholars Portal

Dalhousie University has an institutional dataverse hosted on the Scholars Portal site. Dataverse is a publically accessible data repository platform, that allows researchers to deposit and share research data openly with anyone in the world. ThDataverse Project is open source research data repository software developed by the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) at Harvard University.

What are some benefits of using Dataverse?

Dataverse allows you directly deposit data, share data either openly or privately and discover data. It supports the creation of custom Terms of Use and restrictions. It also provides long-term access and persistent identifiers (dois). It also makes your data more discoverable to the research community online. More benefits can be found on the Scholars Portal website.   

Here are some resources to get started:

Dataverse & Datasets

What is a Dataverse?

A dataverse is a container for datasets (research data, code, documentation, and metadata) and other dataverses, which can be setup for individual researchers, departments, journals and organizations. It is also the name of the digital repository platform - for example: The Dalhousie University Dataverse. 

Dalhousie Libraries Research Data Management team can help you set up a Dataverse for your research and grant you administrator rights. As administrator, you can manage various settings such as themes and widgets, permissions, roles and access, guestbooks and more. 


What is a Dataset?

A dataset in Dataverse is a container for your data, documentation, code, and the metadata describing this Dataset.



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