Roadmap: The Dataverse Project

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Strategic Goals

The Strategic Goals of the Dataverse Project are our highest-level guide.  These goals are to:

  • increase adoption (users, Dataverse repositories, Dataverse collections, datasets, journals)
  • develop capability to handle sensitive, large scale, and streaming data
  • expand data and metadata features for existing and new disciplines
  • expand archival and preservation features
  • increase interoperability through implementation of standards
  • increase contributions from the open source development community
  • improve UX and UI
  • continue to increase the quality of the software

Throughout the year, we'll identify big steps that we can take to focus on one or more of these goals. These big steps are detailed on our Roadmap, below.


The big things the development team and the community are working on right now are shown in the Implementation section. In the Planning/Design section, you can see those strategic items that we've prioritized and are designing and testing with the community. In the Future section, you'll see the things that we'd like to work on but haven't yet prioritized. A list of Recent Releases is available at the bottom of the page. 




Project Board

This roadmap is only focused on the big initiatives. We're always working on smaller bug fixes and enhancements. If you'd like to see everything that the Dataverse Project Team and Community are working on right now, check out the Project Board on Github.

Recent Releases

  • 5.11.1 Hotfix Release 8/2/22
  • 5.11 Terms for Restricted Files, Muting Notifications 6/13/22
  • 5.10.1 Bug Fixes 4/6/2022
  • 5.10 Multiple License Support 3/18/2022
  • 5.9 System Optimizations 12/9/2021
  • 5.8 Embargo 11/5/2021
  • 5.7 External Vocabulary Integration 10/13/2021
  • 5.6  Support for Double Blind Review, Migration APIs, Guestbook Responses API 8/4/2021
  • 5.5  Auxiliary Files Accessible through the UI, Performance Enhancements 5/19/2021
  • 5.4 Key Technology Upgrades, New File Access API, Deactivate Users API, 4/5/2021
  • 5.3 Auxiliary Files to Support Differentially Private Metadata Deposit, Updated Banner Options 12/10/2020 
  • 5.2 Continued Dataset and File Redesign, Google Cloud Archiver Integration 11/9/2020
  • 5.1 and 5.1.1 >5 GB Upload to AWS S3, Additional Store Options for Administrators, Performance Enhancements 10/8/2020
  • 5.0 Continued Dataset and File Redesign, Payara Upgrade, Download Dataset 8/18/2020
  • 4.20 Multiple S3 Stores, Direct S3 Upload 4/1/2020
  • 4.19 OIDC Connect, Python Installer 1/22/2020
  • 4.18 File Preview, Microsoft Login 11/14/2019
  • 4.17 Dataset Level Explore Tools, Performance Enhancements 10/3/2019
  • 4.16 Metrics Redesign and Make Data Count Support, HTML Codebook Exports, Harvesting Improvements 8/28/2019 
  • 4.15.1  Performance Enhancements, Variable Metadata Edit APIs 7/10/2019
  • 4.15 Sorting and Filtering Files in a Dataset, Better Recognition and Categorization of Files 6/14/2019
  • 4.14 OpenAIRE-compliant exports, expanded analytics options 5/10/2019
  • 4.13 File Hierarchy Support, File Metadata Edit APIs 4/22/2019