Dataverse is an open source system for storing data. The University of Manitoba Libraries hosts a local instance for faculty and researchers to use to deposit and publish data. All data is held locally, and this system has been cleared through UM Access and Privacy Office’s privacy impact assessment.
Dataverse: The term "Dataverse" can be used to refer to both:
Dataset: A container for research data, code, metadata, and documentation.
Role: A user category within Dataverse. Different roles come with different sets of permissions.
Permission: The ability to take an action within Dataverse. Publishing dataverses, creating datasets, and viewing unpublished dataverses are all examples of permissions.
Theme: The visual design of an individual dataverse. This includes logos, page colours, taglines, and links to external websites.
Widget: A box that can be embedded into a website that provides a link to a researcher's dataverse. Widgets offered by Dataverse include a Dataverse Search Box or a Dataverse Listing.
Dataset Guestbook: An optional feature in Dataverse that requires users to fill in a short form before downloading a file. Guestbooks can collect account information such as username, first and last name, and affiliation, and can also include custom questions.