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Dataverse at Boston College


Support for Dataverse

Boston College Dataverse Help

Please consult our Quick Start Guide for specific instructions on how to deposit your data in Boston College Dataverse.

If need help depositing data or have any questions please contact us at

Requests for Training

If you would like to set up a time for individual training for you or a research assistant contact us at


Dataverse User Guide

Detailed instructions from Harvard for creating a Dataverse account, managing your account, supported formats, editing and managing your data. 

Best Practices

Researches can find Best Practices information and examples in the Data Management Guide

Please note in particular when your data involve human subjects:

Ethical Issues:

Data Sharing Help

Some tips on sharing data from Libbie Stephenson (UCLA Social Science Data Archive)

Sharing Your Data

This document will provide you with some things to consider if you want or need to make your data available to others. This document is freely available under a Creative Commons license in PDF format.

Preparing Data for Sharing

How you get your data ready depends on the format -- do you have a dataset, a video, a recording? This document contains some resources to use to manage files in various technical formats, including statistical files; video, audio and multi-media; archaeology; history; performing arts; literature, language and linguistics; visual arts; digital games; and survey data. It is freely available under a Creative Commons license. PDF format.

All About Codebooks

This document will aid in understanding how codebooks are constructed and how to "read" or interpret them in using associated data. It is freely available under a Creative Commons license.