Archive: September 2013

DOIs - Coming to a Dataverse Near You

Up until v.3.5 of the Harvard Dataverse Network when a researcher created a study and deposited their research data into a Dataverse a persistent identifier would automatically be generated using the Handle system. This type of persistent identifier helps researchers quickly access a study’s datasets, and more importantly prevents loss of access to a study when a URL changes.

Screenshot of how the Handle is displayed in v.3.5 of the Harvard Dataverse Network study: