In the spring semester of 2021, Anna Pechenina, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of North Texas, partnered with Dr. Reid Boehm, Research Data Management Librarian at the University of Houston and member of Texas Digital Library’s Texas Data Repository Steering Committee, to explore the use of the R client for Dataverse.
From Anna’s poster abstract: “As a part of the Open Research, Open Data, and other Open initiatives, the Texas Data Repository (TDR) is currently exploring the integration and use of R client for Dataverse repositories by way of the R dataverse package. This integration supports open science and reproducible research by enabling researchers to seamlessly discover, retrieve, and archive data and metadata using RStudio interface. In this poster we describe the process of TDR Dataverse integration, testing of use cases, and creating documentation. We share the learnings and roadblocks we’ve encountered and provide suggestions on how other institutions can take advantage of these tools.”