Latest features


Version 2.2

Released 24 November 2023

  • Institutional roles|NEW|

    It is now possible to assign role at instution level to delegate the creation and the management of organisational units

  • Data Use Agreement & Data Use Policy |NEW|
    It is now possible to add a data use agreement for sensitive archives to define how the user must use the dataset

  • Full support for data tags in sensitive datasets |IMPROVEMENT|
    - Add data use agreement within the deposit
    - Use the data use agreement when requesting archive access
    - Support Multi-Factor authentication
    - Separate archive storage for orange/red/crimson data-tag

  • Support submission agreement |NEW|
    It is now possible to specify a submission agreement in the submission policy to request once or each time an approval when submitting a deposit

  • Enhancements to pre-existing functionality |IMPROVEMENTS|

    - On non-public archives, it is possible to enable public file structure preview or not
    - In organisational unit with approval policy, the same person cannot upload and approve his/her deposit

  • User experience improvements |IMPROVEMENTS|
    - New layout for deposit creation page, with distinct sections
    - Support several publication DOIs linked to the dataset
    - Warnings to prevent selecting incompatible elements (access level / sensitivity / data use policy)
    - Confirmation screen before deposit submission
    - Shortcuts to citation module and public page of a deposit

  • Bug fixes

Version 2.1

Released 20 June 2022

  • Archive metadata update functionality |NEW|
    It is now possible to edit an archive’s metadata by making changes on its corresponding deposit

  • Implementation of email notifications |NEW|
    It is now possible to receive all your notifications by email. You can configure which type of notification you receive in your personal profile

  • Strengthening compliance with FAIR principles |IMPROVEMENT|
    - Implementation of ROR
    - Synchronization of ORCID with our authentication servers
    - Support for SPDX identifiers for licenses

  • Implementation of citation and bibliography export functionalities |NEW|
    Various export formats exist including APA and Vancouver.

  • Metadata form enrichment |NEW|
    - Support for DataCite metadata version 4.4
    - “DOI obsoleted by” Allows you to add the DOI of another archive that replaces the current one
    - “DOI referenced by” Allows you to indicate that your archive is referenced by another archive or by your publication
    - “DOI identical to” Allows you to indicate that your archive is identical to another one
    - "Archive Type" allows you to specify the archive’s content type

  • Increased the size limit for uploading a single file from 1GB to 6GB |IMPROVEMENT|
  • User experience improvements
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.0

Released 18 November 2020

Yareta 2.0 marks a major turning point in the approach to using the new user portal. For Yareta 2.0, we have mainly oriented the developments towards more intuitiveness and a better ergonomics aiming at improving the autonomy of researchers.

  • Complete overhaul of the web portal | NEW | 
    Considerable work in web design has been done to improve the graphic identity of the interface and the interactivity of the portal with the aim of making it "user-friendly" (UX - user experience).

  • Implementation of guided tours in the portal | NEW 
    Guided tours - offered in the form of tutorials - help familiarize you with the portal and its use.

  • Migration of the portal to the Angular framework | NEW | 
    Angular technology offers more performance and responsiveness to different media: desktop/tablet/mobile mode.

  • Integration of custom graphic elements | NEW 
    Customized addition of graphics, such as logos, avatars and thumbnails, improves the portal's user-friendliness and the readability of the content.

  • Preview of data file contents | NEW | 
    The user can easily visualize the images, text content or 3D chemical molecules contained in the archive.

  • Implementation of a search module by category | NEW | 
    This information retrieval technique greatly facilitates and optimizes the efficiency of searching data archives using filters.

  • Metric Display | NEW | 
    The number of views and downloads of the archive is indicated. The user can also rate the quality and usefulness of the archive.

  • Integration of the DataTag model for sensitive data | NEW 
    The DataTag model is used to indicate the level of sensitivity of the data contained in the archive.

  • Ability to manage access permissions (ACL- Access Control List) | NEW 
    The archive manager can manage access to archives in "closed" or "restricted" mode for users. 

  • Various enhancements to pre-existing functionality | IMPROVEMENTS
    As a result of feedback from users, many improvements, particularly on the display and access to information, have been made to facilitate the use of the portal.


Version 1.11

released the 29th of June 2020 

  • Implementation of INFO and REQUEST type notifications | NEW |
    These additional notifications inform the user about the results of certain automatic functions and facilitate access requests via the portal. 

  • Implementation of the archive disposal process | NEW |
    The disposal process (General Policies – removal) determines the fate of the archive at the end of its retention period: 1. Retention period extension; or 2. disposal of the data and preservation of the metadata as a "tombstone".   

  • PREMIS metadata indexing | IMPROVEMENT |
    PREMIS (Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata) is an international standard for the long-term use of digital objects.   

In anticipation of the release of Yareta 2.0 in November 2020, developments on Yareta 1 are now limited to the essential.

Version 1.10

released the 11th of May 2020

  • Assigning a default license to the Organizational Unit | NEW |
    This feature allows the automatic assignment of a specific license (e.g. CC BY) to all datasets (archives) while leaving the users free to modify it for each of their archives.

  • Displaying the number of files for each archive | NEW |
    Users can more easily know the number of files that make up their archives.

  • Assigning research areas | IMPROVEMENT |
    Two reference lists of research areas are available: Re3Data subjects &  Research areas and disciplines from SNSF; the sources are mentioned with each entity.

  • Support for the latest version of the DataCite Metadata Shema | UPDATE |
    Yareta now fully supports version 4.3 of the DataCite Metadata Schema published in August 2019.

  • Support for the latest version of BagIT | UPDATE |
    Yareta now supports version 1.10 of BagIT which allows to prioritize files when archiving them.

 Version 1.9

releases the 24th of March 2020

  • Automatic review of data file formats and names | NEW |
    This new feature tells users which files, if any, are automatically excluded from the archive (e.g. system files) or require manual validation (e.g. file names containing "old").

  • Assigning research areas | NEW |
    This new feature allows users to assign one or more research areas from reference nomenclatures (e.g. SNSF) to their preservation space.

  • Assigning keywords | NEW |
    This new feature allows users to freely assign keywords to their data archive or preservation space.

  • Adding custom metadata | NEW |
    This new feature allows users to define additional metadata in a format adapted to their research data (e.g. JSON, XML).

  • Viewing contributors | NEW |
    This new feature allows anyone connected to the Yareta portal to view the list of Yareta contributors (archive authors).