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Research Data Sharing and Management

Designed to familiarize faculty and other researchers with the growing literature on research data management services at ASU and abroad.

ASU Dataverse User Guide

Access at dataverse.asu.edu

Coordinating with Knowledge Enterprise Research Data Management, ASU Library presents a new interdisciplinary research data repository powered by Dataverse, an open-source research data repository software that allows researchers to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data.

To submit a Research data publication requests: Fill out the share your work form and complete the required fields. For first time submitters you will also need to log into Dataverse with your ASURITE ID and agree to the Terms of Use to create your account.  Visit ASU Dataverse to login.

General support or questions: If you are just inquiring about the data repository or have a support question fill out our Researcher Support Contact form selecting Dataverse General Questions under "What can Researcher Support help you with today?"

ASU Dataverse is limited to current ASU affiliated researchers and research projects. See our Scope of Service and Dataverse Getting Started Guide for additional information.

Dataverse brand logoASU Dataverse is a publication platform for ASU affiliated researchers to share, store, preserve, cite, explore, and make research data accessible and discoverable. For the purposes of research data management support, this guide primarily focuses on submitting, managing, and publishing of dataverse collections and research datasets.

Questions about Dataverse? Contact ASU Library Researcher Support or email us at researchsupport@asu.edu.

What is Dataverse?

ASU Library's research data repository (powered by Harvard’s Dataverse software) helps ASU affiliated researchers share, store, preserve, cite, explore, and make research data accessible and discoverable. Dataverse is a dedicated research data management service platform that serves in the publication and reuse phase of the research data lifecycle and works in concert with the ASU Digital Repository ecosystem to present a more complete picture of ASU’s scholarly activities.

Dataverse, part of ASU's university-wide data management effort, serves as a place to publish research datasets as well as a place to find and use them. Research datasets can be directly downloaded, referenced through metadata, or analyzed via 3rd party applications.

  • Datasets may be persistently cited from Dataverse.
  • Dataverse provides a systematic path towards the preservation of research datasets and supplemental materials beyond routine backups currently offered by cloud and on-premise solutions.

Dataverse fulfills the curation and preservation of research datasets supplementary output and supports faculty promotion and tenure guidelines to recognize the importance and disciplinary contributions associated with the development and dissemination of research databases.

Active projects in the collection, creation, and analysis phase will utilize other systems for the acquisition, processing of data such as electronic notebook systems, cloud storage solutions, and other tools supported by the university. Refer to ASU Research Data Management for a full list of resources and contacts.

Submission of datasets is limited to ASU affiliated projects and people. The use of datasets and material published in the repository is open to anyone except where otherwise noted due to legal or ethical restrictions.

Scope of Service:

Dataverse is a part of ASU Library's scholarly works collections that support Arizona State University’s goals of advancing research and discovery of public value, facilitating opportunities for interdisciplinary research, and increasing global engagement.

  • The Research Data Repository is a service for ASU affiliated researchers;

  • Accepts researcher supplied data sets, both qualitative and quantitative;

  • Provides APIs to work with Dropbox storage,  OSF, LabArchives, and other platforms for seamless research lifecycle management;

  • Link your research datasets and supplementary materials to your articles and institutional repository submissions;

  • Supports storage and business continuity preservation to meet funding agency and institutional retention policy requirements;

  • Guided by principles: Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics (CARE) for Indigenous Data Governance and data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR);

  • Default Open Access where applicable;

  • The ASU Library works with ASU Research Computing to migrate curated datasets to long term storage and preservation as you complete your projects

See also: Dataverse Service Scope Statement and ASU Dataverse General Terms of Use

Who can deposit data? Submission of datasets is limited to ASU affiliated projects and people with active ASURITE accounts.  If your funding source has a preference on where to publish and archive your data see Publishing Data: Disciplinary Data Repositories or contact ASU Library Researcher Support for a consultation. If there is no specific requirement, make your datasets accessible and discoverable in ASU Dataverse

What do we consider research data?  While there is not one consensus on the definition of research data, many sum it up as factual material collected, retained, and accepted by investigators in the course of a research project to validate research findings. Dataverse accepts digitally born or digitized data. Research data may be quantitative in the form of spatial and tabular files, remote sensing output; qualitative information such as documentation, interviews, and survey results; and supplementary information including photos, digitized physical samples, and recordings.

Where do we submit or find ASU scholarly articles, conference proceedings, and other works? The ASU Library shares scholarly culminating scholarly works in our institutional repository updated and launching fall 2020 as KEEP, the new and improved home for the ASU produced scholarship. KEEP increases the visibility and impact of research generated by the faculty, scientists, researchers, academic professionals, and staff members at ASU. Find and submit open access articles, collaborative research projects, musical performances, theses and dissertations, and more! Discover and submit your scholarly works at keep.lib.asu.edu.

Did you know?

  • You can write the repository into your proposal data management plan as part of your long-term storage and sharing options with the DMPTool.(Use the institutional sign-in option and select Arizona State University) Contact ASU Library Researcher Support to get more information or request a consultation with a librarian.

For more information check out our Dataverse FAQs also available in the Dataverse Getting Started Guide.

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