When is it?

In 2018, it’s scheduled for Monday, 2/12/18 – Friday, 2/16/18. Generally, it takes place the week of Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Contact us at lovedataweek@gmail.com

What is it?

Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of the Love Data Week (LDW) event is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. We will share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

Love Data Week is a social media event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. We believe research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. If you care about research data, please join us! This event is open to any institution – small, large, research intensive or not, so please feel free to share, adapt, and improve upon it.  We encourage individuals, data librarians or otherwise, to participate in the campaign.

We are currently migrating content from our old site, so bear with us during this transition!

Where is it?

Love Data Week is primarily an online event, though some institutions may choose to have in-person events.

How can I get involved?

Our planning committee is gathering content and creating some great activities for you to engage with us online or coordinate events at your institution.