DataLad Dataverse

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Dataverse is an open source research data repository software that is deployed all over the world. It supports sharing, preserving, citing, exploring, and analyzing research data with descriptive metadata, and thus contributes greatly to open, reproducible, and FAIR science. DataLad, on the other hand, is a decentralized data management solution built on Git and git-annex. Its core data structure, a DataLad dataset, can version control files of any size, and streamlines data transport, updates, and collaboration.

This DataLad extension package provides interoperability with Dataverse for the purpose of depositing DataLad dataset on Dataverse, and for retrieving DataLad datasets from Dataverse instances, together with their full version history.

This software was originally created during BrainHack 2022, and is the result of a wonderful collaboration between many awesome people. If you want to get in touch or contribute, please see our contributing guidelines.

Documentation overview

Commands and API


This DataLad extension was developed with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF 01GQ1905), the US National Science Foundation (NSF 1912266), the Helmholtz research center Jülich (RDM challenge 2022), and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under grant SFB 1451, INF project).