IQSS hosted its second annual Dataverse Community Meeting from July 11-13. Where the primary intent of the 2015 meeting was to define the Dataverse community and its needs, this year organizers and attendees focused their discussion on working together with stakeholders, users, and contributors to continue fostering the Dataverse Community and its impact in the world of data sharing and archiving. The meeting especially welcomed researchers, librarians, archivists, publishers, funders, software developers and anyone interested in data repositories to contribute to the conversation.
A privacy workshop, which took place after the Community Meeting, also convened to explore tools for open repositories to help address the issue of private data. All presentations have been posted to the Dataverse Community Meeting website and can be found by visiting the Agenda page.
Developed at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily.