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van...@drtc.isibang.ac.in

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Feb 10, 2017, 12:40:00 AM2/10/17
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Hello,
1. what are the curation steps in dataverse?
2. Does curation in dataverse is integrating a curation tool with it?
3. Does curation process in the dataverse deals with the duplicate data, checking of the format associated with files, empty column?
4. Are there any tools that are used for curation in dataverse?


Philip Durbin

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Feb 10, 2017, 7:01:34 AM2/10/17
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Hi! I'll give you a quick answer but I'm hoping that curators on this list (I'm not a curator) will jump in with their view.

In general, Dataverse has been designed to make "self-service" a possibility, to guide individual researchers toward best practices so that the dataset is in decent shape without the researcher paying for the services of a professional curator. The "Best Practices" pages at http://dataverse.org are a good resource as is the page at http://guides.dataverse.org/en/4.6/user/dataset-management.html . Some of this is simple stuff like making sure your dataset has a title, description, subject. It should be clear if the dataset has a CC0 waiver (the default) or if there are terms associated with the use and access of the dataset.

That said, professional curators are quite valuable and the quality of datasets will be higher under their watchful eyes. I like how the Odum institute has a page called "Data Management and Curation Services" that talks about various services levels at http://www.irss.unc.edu/odum/contentSubpage.jsp?nodeid=11 such as:

- Self-Service
- Guided Service
- Lifecycle Service
- Specialized Services

I hope this gives you a sense of some thinking regarding curation, but again, I'm out of my depth here and I hope others jump in with advice.

Thanks,

Phil

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Kumari Vandana

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Feb 10, 2017, 10:04:40 AM2/10/17
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Thank you sir


On 10 February 2017 at 17:31, Philip Durbin <philip...@harvard.edu> wrote:
Hi! I'll give you a quick answer but I'm hoping that curators on this list (I'm not a curator) will jump in with their view.

In general, Dataverse has been designed to make "self-service" a possibility, to guide individual researchers toward best practices so that the dataset is in decent shape without the researcher paying for the services of a professional curator. The "Best Practices" pages at http://dataverse.org are a good resource as is the page at http://guides.dataverse.org/en/4.6/user/dataset-management.html . Some of this is simple stuff like making sure your dataset has a title, description, subject. It should be clear if the dataset has a CC0 waiver (the default) or if there are terms associated with the use and access of the dataset.

That said, professional curators are quite valuable and the quality of datasets will be higher under their watchful eyes. I like how the Odum institute has a page called "Data Management and Curation Services" that talks about various services levels at http://www.irss.unc.edu/odum/contentSubpage.jsp?nodeid=11 such as:

- Self-Service
- Guided Service
- Lifecycle Service
- Specialized Services

I hope this gives you a sense of some thinking regarding curation, but again, I'm out of my depth here and I hope others jump in with advice.

Thanks,

Phil
On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:40 AM, <van...@drtc.isibang.ac.in> wrote:
Hello,
1. what are the curation steps in dataverse?
2. Does curation in dataverse is integrating a curation tool with it?
3. Does curation process in the dataverse deals with the duplicate data, checking of the format associated with files, empty column?
4. Are there any tools that are used for curation in dataverse?


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julian...@g.harvard.edu

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Feb 10, 2017, 10:52:05 AM2/10/17
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Hi Kumari,

Thanks for your questions, and thanks, Phil, for answering them so well.

As you're looking for more information in the documentation Phil pointed out, please feel free to ask follow up questions if things aren't clear.

This will help as we work on improving our documentation, so that we offer better guidance to researchers about curating datasets in Dataverse.

Best,
Julian
Product Research Specialist, IQSS


On Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:04:40 AM UTC-5, Kumari Vandana wrote:
Thank you sir


On 10 February 2017 at 17:31, Philip Durbin <philip...@harvard.edu> wrote:
Hi! I'll give you a quick answer but I'm hoping that curators on this list (I'm not a curator) will jump in with their view.

In general, Dataverse has been designed to make "self-service" a possibility, to guide individual researchers toward best practices so that the dataset is in decent shape without the researcher paying for the services of a professional curator. The "Best Practices" pages at http://dataverse.org are a good resource as is the page at http://guides.dataverse.org/en/4.6/user/dataset-management.html . Some of this is simple stuff like making sure your dataset has a title, description, subject. It should be clear if the dataset has a CC0 waiver (the default) or if there are terms associated with the use and access of the dataset.

That said, professional curators are quite valuable and the quality of datasets will be higher under their watchful eyes. I like how the Odum institute has a page called "Data Management and Curation Services" that talks about various services levels at http://www.irss.unc.edu/odum/contentSubpage.jsp?nodeid=11 such as:

- Self-Service
- Guided Service
- Lifecycle Service
- Specialized Services

I hope this gives you a sense of some thinking regarding curation, but again, I'm out of my depth here and I hope others jump in with advice.

Thanks,

Phil
On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:40 AM, <van...@drtc.isibang.ac.in> wrote:
Hello,
1. what are the curation steps in dataverse?
2. Does curation in dataverse is integrating a curation tool with it?
3. Does curation process in the dataverse deals with the duplicate data, checking of the format associated with files, empty column?
4. Are there any tools that are used for curation in dataverse?


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