Skip to Main Content

LibraData User Guide

UVa's Local Instance of the Dataverse Software

LibraData - Dataverse Guides

These guides are for the version of Dataverse installed on UVA’s LibraData Repository.

How the Guides Are Organized

The Guides are reference documents that explain how to use LibraData, the local instance of Dataverse software installed at UVA. The User Guide is divided into primary activities: finding & using data, adding Datasets, administering Datasets, and Dataset exploration/visualizations. Details on all of the above tasks can be found in Topic links on the left.

LibraData Support

If you have any questions or problems with LibraData and UVA’s Dataverse implementation, please email

Other Resources

Dataverse Project Site
Additional information about the Dataverse Project itself including the API documentation, presentations, information about upcoming releases, data management and citation, and announcements can be found at


Data Repository Characteristics

The following documents outline how LibraData, UVa's Institutional Repository for data and other products of research, compare and align with Federal Funder agencies' "Desirable Characteristics for Research Data".