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6 ways to Celebrate Love Data Week 2023

February 13-17, 2023, marks the annual international celebration of Love Data Week! This year’s theme is “Data: Agent of Change,” focusing on inspiring significant change through data, whether large or small, ranging from policy change, structural change, and social change! Let’s help new and seasoned data users find data training and resources to move the needle on issues they resonate with. It is easy!  Here are six simple ways to get involved.

1. Visit Stanford Libraries Love Data Fair & Lightning Talks

Stop by the Lane Library table at Stanford Libraries’ Love Data Fair from 1:30pm – 4:00pm on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, in Hohbach Hall, Green Library. There will also be lightning talks at 2:30pm in Green Library #122 (Presentation Room in Hohbach Hall, near the East Entrance to Green Library). Everyone in the Stanford community is welcome to attend – come to learn, share, and discuss quantitative and qualitative data management, analysis, sharing, privacy, preservation, reuse, delivery, and more!

2. Attend an Online Class 

Register for “Introduction to Research Data Management” led by John Borghi, Manager of Research Data Management on February 14th at 11 am. In the class, you’ll learn how to properly store, organize, and document your work to ensure that important data isn’t lost and that you are meeting expectations set by the parties that fund and publish your research. Explore a full list of Love Data Week classes at Stanford Libraries. You can also sign up for one of the data-related classes offered by the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) on topics including data visualizations, how to host hackathons, and the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.

3. Explore Lane Medical Library’s Data Services

We offer a variety of Data-related services for the Stanford Medicine community. Check out our Data Management & Sharing guide, request a data management plan consultation, and more. 

4. Make a Data Deposit in Dryad

The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a home for a wide range of data types and is free to use for all Stanford-affiliated researchers. Upon login, select Stanford from the affiliation drop-down menu to deposit for free. 

5. Keep up to date with Data-related news by reading Data S.O.S.

Our new blog series answers reader-submitted data questions. Check out the first installment addressing the new NIH Data Data Management & Sharing Policy that now applies to all NIH-funded research that produces scientific data. If you have a data-related question for the blog, submit it on our Data S.O.S. form.

6. Get Involved with the Love Data Week online community

Follow the hashtag #lovedataweek23 on social media. Consider posting your love of data by highlighting the impacts of recent local data-driven research, sharing projects or teaching ideas related to data, or promoting your publicly available dataset. 

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