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Category:  R&D, innovation, and commercialization

Overview: Created and hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, the Dataverse Network Project is a virtual web archive that allows researchers to publish, share, reference, extract, and analyze research data. This is a flexible platform to allow researchers to manage their data while maintaining credit and ownership, managing updates and granting access to others.  Lee Fleming has used this tool to organize and share data on matched patents and publications.

Form: This open source application provides a personalized data archive platform that allows users to upload, manage, and protect their data.

Access: The application is free to the public.  Access to the data in the dataverse is determined between the manager of the dataset and the party interested in gaining access.

Potential Uses for Regional Analysis: This research tool provides an open source application for publishing, citing, and discovering reseach data related to a number of research areas that allow users to share data relevant for regional economic and innovative analysis.

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