Harvard Dataverse is an online data repository where you can share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It is open to all researchers, both inside and out of the Harvard community.
Harvard Dataverse provides access to a rich array of datasets to support your research. It offers advanced searching and text mining in over 2,000 dataverses, 75,000 datasets, and 350,000+ files, representing institutions, groups, and individuals at Harvard and beyond.
The Harvard Dataverse repository runs on the open-source web application Dataverse, developed at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Dataverse helps make your data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily.
Researchers, journals, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.
Why Create a Personal Dataverse?
- Easy set up
- Display your data on your personal website
- Brand it uniquely as your research program
- Makes your data more discoverable to the research community
- Satisfies data management plans
Terms to know
- A Dataverse repository is the software installation, which then hosts multiple virtual archives called dataverses.
- Each dataverse contains datasets, and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and code that accompany the data).
- As an organizing method, dataverses may also contain other dataverses.