"Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.
A Dataverse repository is the software installation, which then hosts multiple dataverses. Each dataverse contains datasets, and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and code that accompany the data). As an organizing method, dataverses may also contain other dataverses."
"The Peabody Museum...
- Offers exhibitions, workshops, symposia, and publications
- Serves a wide public audience through youth and adult educational programs
- Allows faculty and students to draw upon the collections to enrich classes and research
- Is a member of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) consortium."