What is Dataverse UNIMI?
Dataverse UNIMI is university of Milan’s Research Data Repository, built on Dataverse – open source repository software built by Harvard University. The  University makes Dataverse available to its researchers to upload, describe, and share their research data, conveniently and with support from university staff. Dataverse UNIMI will help researchers:

– Archive research data securely at the end of or during a project.
– Increase the impact of research by sharing data according to the FAIR principles.
– Make a research dataset easily findable.
– Assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to uploaded data to make it easily citable (automatically). 
– Open up research data to other researchers and users, legally and in a controlled manner.
– Comply with funder or institutional requirements regarding research data. For example, if you have a EU grant, deposit research data on Dataverse UNIMI to comply with funder mandates.

Why a FAIR data repository?
The University of Milan endorses Open Research Data principles and actions as a prerequisite for reproducibility and open access to science findings. The University of Milan acknowledges the importance of data management for scientific research quality and integrity, and adopts the highest standards for data collection, storage and preservation.

Data that can be archived and shared via Dataverse UNIMI
Dataverse UNIMI can host all research data that are at the basis of publications (or PhDs theses), or more generally, any research data that you want to share. When you upload data to Dataverse UNIMI, remember to include all the necessary documentation that will help others understand your data and make it fully reusable: information about instruments of data collection, codebooks, methods reports, field reports, protocols, interviewer guidelines, and so on.
Data on Dataverse UNIMI must comply with legal requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any applicable copyright laws. Write to dataverse@unimi.it for any questions.