What is the Emory Dataverse?

Emory University is partnering with the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide an open data repository for Emory researchers to publish their data. Data deposited with the Emory Dataverse is made available through a web-accessible repository at no cost to depositors or users. Data on any academic topic are welcome.

The Emory Dataverse is hosted within the UNC Dataverse, which is listed in the global Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org).

Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It is in use at several institutions and universities worldwide.

Why Use the Emory Dataverse?

Benefits to using the Emory Dataverse include:

  • Increased visibility and impact of your research. Emory Dataverse gives you a place to share your data publicly, which can increase the visibility of your research. Each dataset in Dataverse is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), allowing for persistent and reliable long-term access to your data.
  • Safe and active management of your data. Depositing your research data in the Emory Dataverse not only makes your data easier to find and access, but also keeps your data safe. You can add detailed metadata to better describe your data and enable access restrictions.
  • Fulfill data sharing requirements. Many funders and journals expect researchers to share data produced from sponsored research or published research findings. Depositing your data with the Emory Dataverse meets these requirements.

If you are conducting research at Emory and would like to use the Emory Dataverse: