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For release testing, should be used. Note that this environment has e-mail disabled.

Release notes





  • New 'Add Data' button on navigation menu
  • API tokens now have and indicate an expiry date
  • Improved messaging on the login page
  • Internationalization of the Shibboleth login page
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Bug fixes



TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Log into an existing account using ShibbolethKaitlinWorks
Log into an existing account using username/passwordKaitlinWorks
Create a new account via ShibbolethMeghanConverted account to ShibbolethHard to test if we already have account set up -KN
Create a new account using username/passwordKaitlinWorks

Generate an API token for your account

Reset your account passwordKaitlinWorks
Update your account informationKaitlinWorks
Create a new account using 'Other' for AffiliationKaitlinWorks
Email validation working KaitlinWorks
Log outMeghan
Getting an internal server error upon logout

Log inMeghan
LogIn text: "

Log in or sign up with your institutional account — more information about account creation. ??? Dataverse Support ???

Exploring & Finding Data

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Explore a dataset in the Data ExplorerKaitlinWorks
Search for a datasetMeghanOK
Use the "Advanced Search" to find a datasetMeghanOK
Download single file, multiple files, download all filesMeghanOK
Test downloading options for .tab file typeMeghanOK

Creating, Uploading, Publishing & Removing Data

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Create a new DataverseMeghan



Noticed an issue where if I use the main nav 'Add Dataset/Dataverse' button, I get an error on my test account (which does not have super admin rights), but it works on my main account -KN

Add data button removed from main menu. Requested removed from "My Data" page


Editable "Host Dataverse" seems new
Create a new dataset, including uploading dataMeghanOK
Publish a DataverseMeghanOK
Upload different file sizes (e.g. 1MB, 500MB, 2GB)MeghanOK
Upload .zip, double .zip, .csvMeghanOK
Upload .zip and verify the file hierarchyMeghanOK
Add files and verify version number of datasetMeghanOK
Deaccession a published datasetMeghanOK

Data Curation Tool (DCT)

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Open the DCT for a tabular file from the dataset pageKaitlinWorks
Open the DCT for a tabular file from the file pageKaitlinWorks
Open the DCT with the language set to FrenchKaitlinWorks
Edit a file in the DCT and save changes to DataverseKaitlinWorks
Create a group in the DCT and add variables to itKaitlinWorks
View the HTML codebook to verify changes made in the DCTKaitlinWorks

I saved changes back to DV but don't see these edits in exported xml file - MG

RE above: was the dataset published? The changes only appear in the codebook on publication - KN

Strangely, the option to publish and the details in the versions tab showed up after a few minutes - MG

Permissions & Access Control

TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Request access to a fileMeghanOK
Approve a request to access a fileMeghanOK
Give permissions to a group (e.g. an IP group)

IP groups not available
Give permissions to individualsMeghanOK
Create a private URL for your dataset, and access it in a new window (not logged in - e.g. incognito)MeghanOK


TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Publish a dataset with html tags and special characters (e.g. '&') in the metadataMeghanOK
Edit metadata and verify version numberingMeghanOK

Multilingual Support

TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Toggle to French interfaceMeghanOK
Verify characters in menusMeghanOK
Scan for inconsistenciesMeghanOK
Login page translationsMeghan

"Universite Concordia - BCI" is coming from their attribute metadata


TaskTested By

Tester Notes

SP Notes
Retrieve SWORD service document

Add files to a dataset via SWORD API

Test metadata export


TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Submit a question through the support form

Email disabled
Create dataset guestbook, download guestbookMeghanOK
Check Scholars Portal Dataverse Guide ("About") and the User GuideMeghanOK
Share datasets

Cite datasetsMeghanOK
Thumbnails viewable on Dataverse landing pageMeghanOK
"My data" pageMeghanRequested "Add Data" button removed


TaskTested By

Tester Notes

SP Notes
Integrate with Open Science Framework (OSF)


Superadmin functionalities (can only be tested by SP team)

TaskTested By

Tester Notes

SP Notes
Test dataset linking functionality

Manage users in dashboard

Manage harvesting server, create a new harvesting set, check OAI links

Create a new affiliation group

Edit an existing affiliation group

Move dataset using API and UI