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Dataverse: Guide for Researchers: Getting Started

Repository Services

All research team members who are to interact with the content deposited in UM Dataverse must have an account. The Admin to the Dataverse (project) will then assign each member to a role so that each member can access the content respective to their assignment.

Create an Account

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign Up

  1. Fill in all required fields
    1. Note that your UMNet ID and password should not be used as a username and password, as per the UM Access & Privacy Office.

If you are to be an Admin to a Dataverse (project), contact the RSDS unit to have a Dataverse project space created. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • The name and identifier you would like for your dataverse

  • An estimate of the space (in GB or TB) that will be required for your dataverse.

  • Information about your REB application(s), if relevant.


RSDS Contact

Arrange to meet with a Librarian for assistance with UM Dataverse for your research.