Basic Dataverse Training for Astronomy


Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 9:30am to 11:00am


Wolbach Library (Lower Level) 60 Garden St

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in collaboration with Harvard Library (HL) and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) is offering new hands-on training sessions on the use of Harvard's Dataverse Network, an open-source application for publishing, citing and discovering research data. (http://theastrodata.org 

Why attend:

After this session, you will be ready to describe and upload data sets, share them with others and create a persistent citation to reference the data. The Dataverse Network plays an important role in fulfilling your Data Management  Plan requirements (e.g. as mandated by NSF), and for providing data re-use and citation opportunities.

Course preparation:

  1. We highly recommend that you attend Introduction to Concepts in Data Management, which will be held October 18, 2012 in the Lamont Library.  See this website for more details:
  2. We also encourage you to watch this informative video created by the Digital Cuartion Centre about the importance of managing data:
  3. You will need to bring a laptop computer with a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox); no other software is required, and sample data will be provided.