Hi Dataverse Community,
We recently published on our blog a Q&A we did with Peking University about their Dataverse, which I am sharing with you all on here:
Peking University (PKU) recently released their Open Research Data Platform for their university with code forked from our Dataverse github repository (with several brilliant institution-specific customizations), and so we invited them to answer a few questions about their Dataverse.
When did you launch the Peking University Dataverse?
The beta version of Peking University Open Research Data Platform was launched on December 25, 2015, it is a cooperation between Peking University Library, Data Center for Management Science, NSFC-PKU, Office of scientific research, PKU, and Office of Social Science, PKU. Peking University Open Research Data Platform is the first Chinese version on Dataverse 4.0, and has become the data publishing platform for a major sustainable project “China Survey Data Archive (CSDA)” supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. With long-term cooperation with CSDA, more and more high-quality survey data in China will join the platform and promote the development and influence of platform.
Fig 1. Home page of Peking University Open Research Data Platform
Why did you choose Dataverse as the software for your repository?
Peking University chose Dataverse for data repository in 2014 because Dataverse has the big advantage of being open source software, which includes: lower cost, excellent architecture, active development, rich and useful functions, and active community, and more important, Dataverse perfectly meets Peking University’s core requirements for open research data platform:
As Dataverse 4.0 has big improvements in data discovery, interface and user experience, support of multidisciplinary data, Peking University migrated to Dataverse 4.0 from Dataverse 3.3 in June 2015, and completed major localization development as following:
Fig 2. Bilingual interface - Chinese version
Fig 3. Bilingual interface- English version
Fig 4. Data request function associated with application of joining user group
What kinds of researchers are depositing into your repository?
Peking University Open Research Data platform currently has collected over 15 Dataverses, 74 datasets and 265 data files, majority are survey and census data, open source coding and tools, network data extracted from social media, life science database, deposited by both research institutions and researchers from disciplines such as Social Science, Computer Science, Health and Life Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Chemistry, etc. The most common file types include: text files (i.e. txt, doc, pdf), data files (i.e. dta, spss, xls, csv, etc), image files (i.e. jpg, png, pdf), and spectrum data.
Featured Dataverses include:
Do you offer any particular services to your researchers with regards to helping them deposit, curate and preserve their data?
Peking University Library offers the following services to promote the managing, sharing, reusing and citing of research data, and data’s long term preservation.
Are there any particular aspects of your Dataverse that would you like us to showcase?
Publish and track your data, discover and reuse other’s data.
Publish data, get recognition now!
Fig 5. Steering Committee of experts
Fig 6. “Research Data Management" Seminar
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