WHAT TO EXPECT
Describing a dataset in The Love Consortium Dataverse will open the door to new scientific discoveries and help you maximize the impact of the initial investment you made in collecting the data. Your Dataset Record becomes a permanent data citation, with a digital object identifier (doi) , which means you will be able to track the impact of your dataset, over time.
Use The Love Consortium Dataverse to create a new Dataset Record that describes your dataset in a standardized way so others can know what kind of data you have and how to contact you.
The Dataset Record provides a searchable record of the constructs and methods you used, optimized for research on people in social relationships.
Files are Optional
There is no requirement to post materials, codebooks, or data, but you have the option to do so.
You can customize information about collaboration opportunities for each dataset.
The Love Consortium administrative team will quickly review the submitted record for clarity, ask questions if they have them, and publish once it is ready.
Direct Contact from Researchers
Interested researchers can contact you directly through the information provided in your Dataset Record.
THE LOVE CONSORTIUM DATAVERSE
DESCRIBE YOUR DATASET FOR OTHERS
Users will search the Dataset Records within The Love Consortium Dataverse to discover datasets with the types of constructs and methods they are seeking to test their next great question. To facilitate those searches, we have customized some of the descriptive fields you will use when creating your Dataset Record. The clearer your description, the easier for people to find you.
Here are tools to make it easy for you to create a Dataset Record:
Offline Worksheets Containing All Requested Information
These blank worksheets include all the information requested when completing your Dataset Record. They may be useful if you are having a team member take a first pass at describing your dataset, offline.
The blank Word Document contains all fields.
The blank Excel file contains all controlled vocabulary for six of the fields.
We have also used a dataset that is already described on The Love Consortium Dataverse to provide an example of what these worksheets look like when they are completed. This might give you an idea of the amount of information we are requesting.
The sample PDF has been completed for all fields.
The sample Excel file has been completed for the controlled vocabulary for six of the fields.
Note that once you archive your dataset, this is a permanent record. Consider whether you want to establish contingency plans for ownership or use of the information in the record (or the datasets themselves) if you leave the field or pass away. This may not be something that gets included within the record but may be conveyed to The Love Consortium administrative team, your lab members, or colleagues. For example, you might want to name a student or colleague to serve as your proxy. Another option would be to deposit the actual data on dataverse, anonymized of course, with whatever restrictions you feel to be appropriate.