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Dash Service Update: March, 2018

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • The Dash team has been busy parsing out the Code of Practice for Research Data to implement standardized and comparable data usage metrics (views, downloads) of datasets. A “how-to” guide for repositories and blog post on our implementation in Dash will be available soon. In the meantime, follow along our Make Data Count Github.
  • After receiving multiple requests from researchers, Dash now only versions a dataset when the files have been changed. Versions now also show by the date they were versioned instead of the former Version 1, Version 2, etc.
  • The Dash project began as DataShare at UCSF, but as of March 1, UCSF has now rebranded their instance as “UCSF Dash”. RIP DataShare!
  • For more about our releases every two weeks, please follow along at our GitHub.

Dash Service Description

Dash ( is an easy-to-use solution for the effective publication of, curation of and access to research data. Dash is a centralized UC3-hosted service, with UC campus, UC Press, and DataONE branded instances.

Connect with Dash

  • Please send any questions or general correspondence to
  • Read more about the code, the project, and contributing to development on the Dash GitHub site
  • Log enhancements or bugs on the Dash GitHub Issues page.