Account Creation & Management

As a registered user, you can:

  • Create your own dataverse and customize it.
  • Add datasets to dataverses, if available
  • Contribute to existing datasets, if available
  • Request access to restricted files, if available.

Create User Account

  1. In the top right corner of each page, click on the Sign Up link.
  2. Fill out all the fields, then click the Create Account button at the end. 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). Congrats you now have a Dataverse account!

Edit Your Account

  1. To edit your account after you have logged in, click on your account name in the header on the right hand side and click on Account Information.
  2. On the top right of your account page, click on the “Edit Account” button and from there you can select to edit either your Account Information or your Account Password.
  3. Select “Save Changes” when you are done.

Generate Your API Token

  1. To generate your API token, click on your name in the hearder on right hand side and then click on Account Information.
  2. On the top right of your account page, click on the “Edit Account” button and click on API Token in the list.
  3. Your API Token is located on that page.

My Data

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 or use the facets on the left side to only view a specific Publication Status or Role.

Notifications: Setup & Maintainance

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:

  • You’ve created your account
  • You’ve created a dataverse or added a dataset
  • Another Dataverse user has requested access to a restricted file in one of your datasets

Dataverse will email your unread notifications once a day. Notifications will only be emailed one time even if you haven’t read the notification on the Dataverse site.

Reset Your Account Password

If you cannot remember the password for your Dataverse account, click on Log In in the top right corner of any page. Once on that page, click on the Forgot Password? link below where you would enter your username and password. Enter your email address and click Submit Password Request to receive an email with a link to reset your password.

*Note: if you have forgotten your username, you can do this same process to receive your username in an email.