After welcoming a new institution into the worldwide Dataverse community, representatives from IQSS made sure its members felt right at home with us.
In early March, Sonia Barbosa and Danny Brooke from the IQSS Dataverse Team visited Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in order to share information about best practices in research data management (RDM). This visit follows the successful installation of the NTU Dataverse in the summer of 2017, which provides a valuable tool for researchers to share and publish the research data to the NTU Community and across the world. Now that the installation was complete, Barbosa and Brooke arrived at NTU to guide the university's librarians and researchers in getting the most out of its features and capabilities.
Barbosa and Brooke partnered with the NTU RDM team to conduct a weeklong series of presentations and workshops to enable the researchers, faculty, and librarians of NTU to capably manage and share research data at the university and beyond. After providing education and consultation across the many different groups that play key roles in the RDM process, the week concluded with two half-day, hands-on workshops that allowed NTU researchers to work directly with the NTU Dataverse. The IQSS team was excited to work and engage with the researchers at NTU—attendees left the NTU Dataverse events with the skills and tools to effectively further their research with the use of Dataverse.
The Dataverse Project is a global, open-source web application based at IQSS. Its purpose is to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data, and it facilitates making data available to others. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility. More information about the Dataverse Project and its team is available at the Dataverse website.