Dataverse is a publicly accessible data repository platform, open to affiliated researchers to deposit and share research data openly with anyone in the world. Dataverse is free to use, and is built with open-source software.
Visualize and explore data, all in your web browser. Explore summaries and visualizations of variables within a dataset on the Dataverse website. Dataverse Data Explorer supports common tabular data file formats that are used with Stata, SPSS, R, and Excel (xlsx and CSV).
Receive academic credit and recognition by making your data more discoverable to the research community online. Collaborate in teams and track changes as Dataverse provides increased user control over managing changes to a project.
Scholars Portal Dataverse is hosted completely on Canadian servers at the University of Toronto Libraries.
The Data Explorer is available for tabular data files in Dataverse, so you can explore the full list of variables conveniently through your web browser without any extra software. You can search the list of variables, select specific variables to download, chart and compare selected multiple variables, and view summary statistics.
To help increase the impact of your research, Dataverse assigns Digital Object Identifiers, or DOIs, provided by DataCite Canada to your research data. DOIs are persistent identifiers that allow research data to be accessible and citable. DOIs get indexed in DataCite Search, providing persistent links to data, and allows publications to easily reference affiliated data.
Scholars Portal Dataverse is available in both English and French. Bilingual functionality means users can access Dataverse in their language of preference.
Scholars Portal Dataverse is setup with Institutional Dataverses. With this faceted system, if your institution has other affiliated libraries or research institutions, they can also set up their own dataverse. This means that you can browse data from specific institutions, or view all datasets available.