Integrating Dataverse and Archivematica for Research Data Preservation
Meghan Goodchild (Scholars Portal & Queen’s University) and Grant Hurley (Scholars Portal)
Scholars Portal sponsored Artefactual Systems Inc. to develop the ability for the preservation processing tool Archivematica to receive packages from Dataverse, a popular tool for uploading, curating, and accessing research data. The integration was released as part of Archivematica 1.8 in 2018. This paper situates the integration project in the broader context of research data preservation; describes the scope and history of the project and the features and functionalities of the current release; and concludes with a discussion of the potential for future developments to meet additional use cases, service models and preservation approaches for research data.
JISC Open Research Hub - Integrate, Deposit, Discover and Preserve
Paul Stokes (JISC)
Jisc’s Open Research Hub (JORH) integrates a number of repository, preservation, reporting and storage platforms as a one stop shop for researchers and research managers. The service offers both open source and proprietary systems and allows data and metadata to be shared openly if required. The platform has been developed through years-long consultation with the UK HE research sector and sector bodies, along with contributions from both in-house Jisc and third-party experts.
The need for such a solution has arisen from the sector’s desires to achieve several, shared aims, including: greater collaboration; tackling the reproducibility crisis; enabling better research; and meeting funder requirements.
Jisc’s custom-built repository—the Open Research Repository—is part of the Jisc Open Research Hub. It’s built upon an extensive data model and rich messaging layer, providing users with a clean, simple, and easy-to-learn interface for the deposit, approval, and discovery of a range of outputs. In particular it allows for a seamless end to end experience for the user; from deposit straight through to preservation.
Jisc’s position in the UK higher education / research sector, as well as the scale of the service provides us with many domain-specific insights to share with iPRES delegates, ranging from the broad methods mentioned above, down to individual design decisions informed by our research and domain expertise.