As a registered user, you can:
Dataverse has been configured for one or more of the following log in options:
Please note that once you create your Dataverse account, it will be associated with only one of the log in options above.
The Institutional Log In, ORCID, GitHub, and Google options are described in more detail below under “Remote Authentication.”
To create a Dataverse account with the Username/Email log in option, use the “Sign Up” page, fill out the fields, then click the Create Account button. Please note that the Username field does not support email addresses but will allow the following characters: a-Z, 0-9, _ (underscores), - (hyphens), and . (periods).
To create a Dataverse account associated with the log in option for your institution, ORCID, GitHub, or Google, use the “Log In” page and select one of these authentication providers. See the “Remote Authentication” section below for details.
Please note that you cannot edit your account information within Dataverse if you use the Institutional Log In option. Instead, you should contact your institution to change your name, email, etc. Once the change is made by your institution, it will be reflected in Dataverse the next time you log in. Users of the Institutional Log In option are not required to verify their email address because the institution providing the email address is trusted.
If more than one log in option is available, you can convert from one to another and use the new option from now on.
If you are converting from the Email/Username log in option you will need to have your password ready to complete the conversion process. Click Log In, select the new log in option, and go through the log in process. When you return to Dataverse, look for an option allowing you to convert and enter your password to complete the conversion. The section on Remote Authentication below has more specific information on converting to Institutional Log In, ORCID, GitHub, and Google.
If you need to perform any other conversion (i.e. from Google to GitHub), use the Support link at the top of the page for assistance.
Only Dataverse accounts using the Username/Email log in option have an associated password stored (securely!) in Dataverse. If you cannot remember this password, click on Log In in the top right corner of any page and click the “Forgot Password?” link below where you would enter your username/email and password. Enter your email address and click “Submit Password Request” to receive an email with a link to reset your password.
Please note that if you have forgotten your username, you can use this same process to receive your username in an email.
Too many passwords? You can set up your Dataverse account to use log in credentials from one of the following remote authentication providers. This way, you can log in using your existing credentials from another service.
Institutional log in allows you to use your log in information for your university (e.g. HarvardKey at Harvard) to log into your Dataverse account.
If you do not find your institution listed, you will need to request that it is added to the Research & Scholarship category of InCommon. Contact support for assistance on how to get this process started with the identity provider support team at your institution.
If you already have a Dataverse account associated with the Username/Email log in option, but you want to convert it to use your institutional log in, you can easily do so as long as your account uses an email address from that institution.
If you are leaving your institution and need to convert your Dataverse account to the Dataverse Username/Email log in option, you will need to contact support for the Dataverse installation you are using. On your account page, there is a link for “Dataverse Support” that will open the popup form to contact support for assistance.
You can set up your Dataverse account to allow you to log in using your ORCID credentials. ORCID® is an independent non-profit effort to provide an open registry of unique researcher identifiers and open services to link research activities and organizations to these identifiers. Learn more at orcid.org.
If you already have a Dataverse account associated with the Username/Email log in option, but you want to convert it to use ORCID for log in, follow these steps:
If you don’t want to log in to Dataverse using ORCID any more, you will want to convert your Dataverse account to the Dataverse Username/Email log in option. To do this, you will need to contact support for the Dataverse installation you are using. On your account page, there is a link for “Dataverse Support” that will open the popup form to contact support for assistance.
You can also convert your Dataverse account to use authentication provided by GitHub or Google. These options may be found in the “Other options” section of the log in page, and function similarly to how ORCID is outlined above. If you would like to convert your account away from using one of these services for log in, then you can follow the same steps as listed above for converting away from the ORCID log in.
The My Data section of your account page displays a listing of all the dataverses, datasets, and files you have either created, uploaded or that you have access to edit. You are able to filter through all the dataverses, datasets, and files listed there using the filter box. You may also use the facets on the left side to only view a specific Publication Status or Role.
Notifications appear in the notifications tab on your account page and are also displayed as a number next to your account name.
You will receive a notification when:
Notifications will only be emailed one time even if you haven’t read the notification on the Dataverse site.