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BC Dataverse

Boston College Data Repository

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 Libraries and hosted by the Harvard Dataverse Network.

When registering, link to your institutional log in for easy authentication. Use your full BC email address. For further information on using the Dataverse, please consult our Quick Start Guide or contact us at

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

General Policies

  • The Boston College Dataverse is for the deposit of Boston College research data.
    • This may include tabular files, geospatial files, textual files, digital images, digital audio, and digital video. Other data types are also welcome. Open nonproprietary formats are encouraged for long term archiving. A list of recommended formats is available in the Libraries’ Data Management Research Guide.
    • Please submit scholarly publications, such as articles, books, reports, or working papers to  eScholarship@BC, Boston College's institutional repository, to archive and share these documents. These materials can include links to supplementary data in Dataverse.
  • Data deposits must be affiliated with research produced at Boston College. Eligible depositors include Boston College faculty members, researchers, enrolled students, and university employees.
  • Depositors may only submit original work to which they hold the copyright or have permission to deposit and which to the best of their knowledge will not infringe upon anyone’s intellectual property rights.
  • Deposits should comply with Boston College’s Intellectual Property Policy.
  • Deposits should comply with the Harvard Dataverse General Terms of Use.
  • Deposits must not include personally identifiable information or confidential information, as defined in the Dataverse Terms of Use.
  • The default data usage license agreement is the Creative Commons Zero (“CC0”) Public Domain Dedication. Depositors should contact to explore other licensing options.

Dataverse imposes a limit of 2GB per file uploaded in a dataset. If you would like to upload a file larger than 2GB, please contact