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Project Update: Dataverse

Library to offer data management sessions for scholars in October.


October 2, 2012—The Harvard Library, in collaboration with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), recently completed the Dataverse Project, which focused on assisting researchers with curation and management of research data using Harvard’s Dataverse Network. Dataverse is an open-source application for publishing, citing and discovering research data created by IQSS. 


The Dataverse Project resulted in:


1. Transfering operation of the Dataverse platform from IQSS to HUIT in order to offer Dataverse more broadly to Harvard researchers as a centrally supported service. IQSS will continue to lead cutting-edge research and development. The transfer includes the Social Science Dataverse Network and the Astrophysics Datverse Network.


2. Providing training for researchers on using Dataverse. Three sessions, developed by a cross-University team, will be offered this semester:

  • Oct 18: Introduction to Concepts in Data Management
  • Oct 23: Basic Dataverse Training for Astrophysics
  • Oct 29: Basic Dataverse Training for Social Sciences


“This collaborative project is an important step in Harvard’s long-term commitment to management of research data for Harvard’s scholarly community,” commented Mary Lee Kennedy, senior associate provost for the Harvard Library.


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Questions about the Dataverse Project can be sent to Wendy Marcus Gogel, Project Lead.