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Harvard Dataverse

Researchers looking for a reliable data repository may enjoy Harvard Dataverse. The platform is free and open, welcoming researchers from across disciplines (in and beyond Harvard) to share and store data. Contributors have the option of making their data available to the general public or restricted to select groups, though users should note that "metadata is open and findable via search engines, even when the data are restricted." To begin, follow the "Getting Started with the Harvard Data Repository" link on the About page. The introductory video on the About page also provides a quick but comprehensive overview of the platform's benefits and highlights its implementation of the FAIR data principles ("findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable,"). The User Guide (found in the top menu bar) is another great resource for those new to the site. Readers who are not conducting research themselves can still browse the site to see what has been published. The main page organizes data by subject area, allows for personalized searches, and promotes a featured data set. Currently, the site is highlighting its COVID-19 Data Collection.
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Date of Scout Publication
January 22nd, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 22nd, 2020 at 6:52pm
Date Of Record Release
December 23rd, 2020 at 1:26pm
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