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Getting Started with Dataverse

News: Boston College Dataverse Launch: April 19th, 2016

Boston College Libraries now offers a new open access data repository for researchers affiliated with Boston College.  Use Boston College Dataverse to easily upload your research data to improve impact, visibility and access to your data. Deposited data will automatically generate citation information and a Digital Object Identifer (DOI) that can be used to cite your data and link to publications and presentations.

Want to learn more? Contact: dataverse-support@bc.edu

Boston College Data Repository: Welcome to Dataverse

What is Boston College Dataverse?

The Boston College Dataverse is an open access data repository for researchers affiliated with Boston College. The repository consists of datasets produced by the Boston College community, available for public access and re-use. Each dataset includes citation information and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), facilitating attribution, usage tracking and linking of data to research publications. Boston College Dataverse can play an important role in fulfilling Data Management Plan requirements by funding agencies, such as NSF and NIH, and provide for data re-use and archiving.This archive is supported by the Boston College University Libraries and hosted by the Harvard Dataverse Network.

General policies for the Boston College Dataverse are available here. For further information on using the Dataverse, please consult our Quick Start Guide or contact us at dataverse-support@bc.edu.

Reasons to Use Dataverse to share your data

  • It’s easy to deposit your data!

  • Citation information and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for your data

  • Sharing data increases impact and visibility of data

  • Can fulfill grantor  Data Management Plan requirements

  • Journals may require data access

  • Easy links to related publications

  • Provides usage counts for  access to your data

  • Set access and usage permissions

  • Fits into “responsible conduct of research”
  • Reduce risk of data loss for you and the University
  • Verification of data affiliated with articles

Dataverse Support

Image from Wiley blog: How and why researchers share data (and why they don’t) Liz Ferguson Publishing Solutions Director, Wiley

Dataverse Support

dataverse-support@bc.edu

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