European Dataverse Workshop 2020


The presentations form the workshop are available here:

Thursday, January 23 | DAY 1 – General Topics

  • Topics: Background, Use Cases, Installation Types, Business models, Added services, Experiences, Knowledge Exchange, and Collaboration
  • Target Group: Repository Managers, Data Curators, Research Support Management, Policy Makers
  • Venue: UiT Library Auditorium (room 132; map); expect lunch, which is served in the lobby downstairs to the left (map)
08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee/tea/fruits
09:00-09:05 Welcome and opening Johanne Raade (UiT)
09:05-09:15 Introduction to the workshop Philipp Conzett (UiT)
09:15-10:15 FAIR principles and beyond: Implementation in Dataverse Mercè Crosas (Harvard University)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 European Use Cases (each 20 min presentation + 10 min discussion) Chair: Leif Longva (UiT)
Péter Király  (Göttingen eResearch Alliance)
Marion Wittenberg  (DANS)
Philipp Conzett (UiT)
12:00-12:45 Lunch Lobby downstairs to the left (map)
12:45-14:15 European Use Cases (each 20 min presentation + 10 min discussion) Chair: Leif Longva (UiT)
Esther Dzale Yeumo Kabore (INRA)
Marion Wittenberg, (DANS) and Vyacheslav Tykhonov (DANS)
Discussion and rounding up
14:15-14:45 Break
14:45-16:00 Group Discussion: Dataverse in a European Context: Experience, Knowledge Exchange, and Collaboration Chair: James Myers (QDR, TDL, GDCC)
  • What is the Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC) / the role of GDCC? How can GDCC help “Dataverse institutions”?
  • Speakers of Use Cases: How would you like GDCC to help you? (max. 5 min each)
  • Other possible topics (some of these areas of collaboration might be addressed under the two bullet points above):
    • DataTags, implementation in European Dataverse installations
    • Repository certification (e.g. CoreTrustSeal)
    • Service provider for Dataverse  in Europe (or internationally), e.g. sky storage service to run Dataverse repositories and to provide long-term preservation of data
    • European Dataverse workshop as regular event
    • Apply for external funding for development projects on Dataverse and integrations


19:00- Workshop Dinner at Kystens Mathus / Skirri (map)

The conference dinner includes a main course and a dessert with coffee / tea. Water will be served. Any other drinks may be purchased individually.


Friday, January 24 | DAY 2 – Open Talk & Hands-on Workshop

Open Talk

  • Topic: Data Commons
  • Target Group: UiT students and employees, workshop participants
  • Venue: UiT Library Auditorium (room 132; map)
08:30-09:00 Coffee/tea/fruits
09:00-10:00 Data Commons Chair: Pål Vegar Storeheier (UiT)
The Harvard Data Commons and other Commons in research institutions (more info) Mercè Crosas (Harvard University)


10:00-10:30 Break


Hands-on workshop and further discussion on Dataverse

This workshop will be run in three parallel sessions.

Session 1 – Technical Topics (hands-on & discussion)

  • Topics: This session is about the technical features of Dataverse and Dataverse integrations. Possible topics:
    • System architecture
    • Installation
    • UI and UX
    • System administration
    • API
    • Integrations
    • Other topics, to be suggested by participants
  • Target Group: IT Staff, Application Developers, System Administrators
  • Session Chair: Vyacheslav Tykhonov (DANS)
  • Contributors: Oliver Bertuch (FZJ), Gustavo Durand (Harvard) Stefan Kasperger (AUSSDA), and James Myers (QDR, TDL, GDCC)
  • Venue: See schedule below.

Session 2 – Organizational Topics (discussion)

  • Topics: In this session the discussions of day 1 will be continued and topics will be elaborated in more depth. Possible topics:
    • Which functionalities are crucial for the European context?
    • Sustainable Business Models
    • Other topics, to be suggested by participants
  • Target Group: Policy Officers, Repository Managers, Curators, 
  • Session Chair: Marion Wittenberg (DANS)
  • Venue: See schedule below.

Session 3 – Configuration and Workflows (hands-on & discussion)

  • Topics: This session will be a mostly hands-on session about how to configure Dataverse through its graphical user interface, thus no (in-depth) computing/programming knowledge is needed. Possible topics:
    • User management
    • Metadata schemas
    • Dataset templates
    • Curation workflows
    • Other topics, to be suggested by participants
  • Target Group: Repository Managers, Collection Managers, Curators
  • Session Chair: Leif Longva (UiT)
  • Venue: See schedule below.


Schedule for all three sessions:

10:30-12:00 Session 1
(Technical topics)
Room: TEO-1 1.325
Session 2
(Organizational topics)
Room: TEO-1 1.313
Session 3
(Configuration and Workflows)
Room: TEO-1 1.317
12:00-12:45 Lunch in the same lobby as on day 1 (map) Lunch in the same lobby as on day 1 (map) Lunch in the same lobby as on day 1 (map)
12:45-14:15 Session 1 (cont.) Session 2 (cont.) Session 3 (cont.)
14:15-14:45 Break Break Break
14:45-16:00 Session 1 (cont.) Session 2 (cont.) Session 3 (cont.)


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