Love Data Week

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Every year around Valentine’s Day, universities and libraries around the world participate in Love Data Week (February 8 - 12, 2021), an effort to raise awareness related to managing, sharing, preserving, and reusing research data. The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is no exception! This year, we’ll be offering a host of virtual events and online engagement activities with the theme “Exploring your Relationship with Data,” and encouraging the CMU community to consider the importance of loving and caring for their research data!

Below, please find a list of our Love Data Week-branded workshops, with links for registration information (all times in Eastern Standard Time): 

Monday, February 8th: Data Visualization Recommended Practices, 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Wednesday, February 10th: Cleaning Untidy Data with OpenRefine, 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
Thursday, February 11th: Data Management for Qualitative Data, 12:00pm - 1:00pm  
Friday, February 12th: Using LabArchives to Manage Your Research, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

We’ll also be offering a host of online engagement activities via social media including trivia, downloadable custom designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and a virtual scavenger hunt, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to learn more! We’re also collaborating with the Health Sciences Library System and University Libraries at The University of Pittsburgh to promote our Love Data Week activities. View the full list of workshops. Be sure to follow the hashtag #lovedatapgh for all the fun data activities happening that week! 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact the University Libraries Data Services team at