The Dataverse Project is an open-source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows researchers to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, journals, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility. The central insight behind the Dataverse Project is to automate much of the job of the professional archivist, and to provide services for, and to distribute credit to, the data creator.
Each Dataverse collection contains datasets, and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and any codes that accompany the data). As an organizing method, Dataverse collections may also contain other Dataverse collections. Dataverse repositories are created with academic institutional backing and long term preservation guarantees.
Access the University of Alberta Dataverse through the Canadian Dataverse repository Borealis.