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Dataverse Data Deposit Guidelines

Preserve your Data

Deposit your files in preferred file formats to support preservation and reuse. 

The use of preferred file formats is important to support the long term preservation of your research data. 

Preferred formats are usually:

  •     Non-proprietary
  •     Open, with documented international standards
  •     Use standard character encoding, preferably Unicode (e.g. UTF-8)
  •     Uncompressed

If appropriate, files may be deposited in their original file format, in addition to a preferred format. If you have any questions about preferred file formats for your research data, contact Data Services.