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Love Data Week Feb 12–16 2024

Love Data Week 2024

Love Data Week Feb 12-16, 2024

HIL 316 - Innovation Hub 

UNB Libraries is excited to celebrate International Love Data Week 2024 (February 12–16, 2024) with a series of workshops and lectures. Love Data Week is an international initiative that aims to educate researchers about data, research data management best practices, and promote a more inclusive and equitable society.

All workshops and lectures will be held in Harriet Irving Library Research Commons and are open to everyone.

Please join us in celebrating Love Data Week 2024!

Register here

Coffee will be provided!

Our events

Sharing Research Data Using UNB’s Dataverse Repository

Monday Feb 12, 2024. 11:00am – 12:30pm

The session will begin with a brief introduction to Dataverse repositories in general and the UNB Libraries Dataverse repository in particular. 

Participants who bring their laptops will then use a Dataverse repository sandbox to create a dataset for their data, documentation, and code, use metadata to help make their data more discoverable, review and set conditions of use, and publish their dataset or create a private URL for reviewing an unpublished dataset.

Participants may use their own data or data that will be provided.

The Power of Linked Data 

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024. 11:00am – 1:00pm

Join Dr. Sandra Magalhaes as she showcases the potential of provincial administrative data for research purposes. With examples from her own work, Dr. Magalhaes will highlight the benefits of utilizing data from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT).
Providing a general overview of accessing and using data from Statistics Canada, Dr. Chang Z. Lin will present insights on doing research in the New Brunswick Research Data Centre (NB-RDC), focusing on utilizing federal administrative data for research purposes

RDM and Academic Scholarship. Writing a Data Management Plan (DMP) for Grant Applications 

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024. 11:00am – 1:00pm

A recent Tri-Agency RDM Policy makes learning good research data management practices a necessity, rather than a choice. We will consider the technical, legal, and ethical aspects of research data, secure storage of digital materials, documentation and metadata writing, research data sharing and reuse. These RDM fundamentals will help you to make informed decisions on how to handle your research data during and after the research project. 

Tri-Agency has been implementing data management plans for grant submissions since 2021; slowly but surely, DMPs are becoming a requirement when applying for funding. During a hands-on session, participants will create an account in the DMP Assistant online tool and write a DMP following the Tri-Agency's guidelines and disciplinary norms. This plan can be later accessed, modified, and shared with other researchers.  

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. 

Fall in love with Excel: Learning Excel for the first time.

Thursday Feb 15, 2024. 11:00am – 11:30am

In this short, live-demo session, we’ll cover the basic components of Excel, including some formatting essentials, calculation concepts, basic formulas as well as how to create basic visualizations. This session is geared for those who have little to no experience with Excel but would like to learn what it’s all about and some of the basic (but still powerful) features spreadsheets can perform. (roughly 30-45 minutes but happy to take more time for questions)

Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and Open Scholarly Infrastructure 

Friday Feb 16, 2024. 11:00am – 1:00pm

When your work is published or shared in a repository, a Rube Goldberg machine of publishing infrastructure is pushed into motion. In this session, participants will learn about the interconnections between a variety of scholarly communications systems and how data and metadata flow, openly, between so many platforms. We’ll cover DOIs, ORCiD, the differences between different registration agencies, and how APIs connect these systems to one another for the free flow of publicly available metadata. (60 mins)

ORCiD and Your Publication Record

In this shorter, live-demo session, we’ll cover creating an ORCiD account, how ORCiD profiles work and how to modify them, and how to configure ORCiD to automatically track your publication records so you don’t need to. (30 mins)