Global LDW Events

We are sharing a list of community-wide events taking place during, or inspired by, Love Data Week. If you would like your event listed, email us at the address in the page footer.


Wikidata Do-A-Thon
Wednesday 1:00pm to Thursday 1:00pm
Göttingen University / Göttingen State and University Library, SUB main building, room 3.03 ( and in detail )
Wikidata welcomes your data. This two-day event is about trying and learning Wikidata. Our aim is to pilot projects showing how Göttingen Campus and Wikidata can work together on a common free and open knowledge base. No registration is needed and this event is free of charge.
More information is available at

United Kingdom

Webinar from the UK Data Service: Love Data Management
16 February 2018, 10.00 – 11.00 GMT
Let European data experts take you on a tour around the research data lifecycle to learn about best practices in data management to make research data findable, understandable, sustainably accessible and reusable. This free webinar will introduce you to the recently published Expert Tour Guide on Data Management, developed by fifteen data experts from the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA).
Register at

Introduction to UK Data Service
16 February 2018
The UK Data Service provides unified access to the UK’s largest collection of social, economic and population data. This introductory session is for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer. Participants will learn about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data we hold, how to find those data collections using our online resource discovery tools, and how to register to access datasets in a number of different formats. We will also demonstrate how some of our data collections can be viewed and analysed online, as well as providing an overview of our support and training resources for students, researchers and teachers.
Please ensure you bring your laptop to get hands-on experience with our tools and resources. Participants are encouraged to register with the UK Data Service beforehand.
This workshop is part of Love Data Week at the London School of Economics. Other Universities participating in Love Data Week are SOAS, UCL, Birkbeck and LSHTM.
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University of London has a bevvy of events to choose from!

Speed Data-ing
Monday to Thursday – SOAS Library Room E17, Friday – SOAS Room 116  |  10:00 – 10:30
You just need 30 mins to find out
what research data is and what your research data might be
·        what a data management plan is and why you might find it useful
·        key tips for organizing and storing your research data
·        what research funders are saying about data management planning and sharing
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Getting Ready for GDPR
Monday to Thursday – SOAS Library Room E17,  Friday – SOAS Room 116  |  13:00 – 13:30
Join us at one of our lunchtime 30 min sessions each day and find out:
·        what data protection is and why it matters for researchers
·        collecting, storing, and protecting research data in line with data protection legislation
·        who to contact in your institution for advice ta protection legislation
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What’s My Research Data?
Monday, 12 February 2018  |  14:00 to 16:00  |  SOAS Library Room E17
Are you perplexed by research data and what it means in your discipline? This session will help you to identify the data important to your research and ensure it is stored and organised in a way that saves you time and effort during analysis. It will also help you to understand and comply with funder requirements for data management and sharing.
Book your place now!

UCL Research IT & Data Management Drop-in
Tuesday, 13 February 2018  |  10:00 – 12:00  |  UCL, IAS Common Ground
Drop-in open to UCL research staff and research students only, for queries about Data Management Plans, data sharing, data storage, personal data, etc. The session will be attended by someone from the UCL Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the UCl Research IT service areas. More information at

Get Your Research Data in Shape
Tuesday, 13 February 2018  |  14:00 – 16:00  |  SOAS Library Room E17
Are you about to start collecting research data or have some existing research data that could do with some care? Come to this session and get tips on file naming, organizing your folders, describing your research data and planning a backup strategy. Getting organized with your research data will save you time and if you are required to share your data, it is an important way to help you prepare for that.
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Working with Audio-Visual Data
Wednesday, 14 February 2018  |  11:00 – 13:00  |  SOAS Library Room E17
Learn how to prepare audiovisual data such as interviews or observational filming for analysis. We will use the free open-source software ELAN to create transcriptions, translations and coding that are time-aligned to the original recordings and then search across a set of transcribed recordings for coded sequences. Please bring your own laptop and install ELAN before you come:
Presented by Sophie Salffner, Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR)
Places limited to 10 on a first come first served basis! Book Your Place Now!

Working With Personal Data
Wednesday, 14 February 2018  |  14:00 – 16:00  |  SOAS Library Room E17
This session will introduce you to the key data protection legislation as well as the practical steps that you need to follow when collecting and using personal data in your research including:
·         The UK Data Protection Act and new EU General Data Protection Legislation
·         How to plan for working with personal data
·         Keeping personal data secure online
·         Tips for securing physical access to personal data
·         Travelling with personal data – risks and options
·         The purposes of anonymization and when to do it
·         Collecting and documenting informed consent
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Making the Most of Your Research Data
Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  11:00 – 13:00  |  SOAS Library Room E17
This session will give you an introduction to:
·         why research data sharing is becoming such a hot topic in academia at the moment and how it is changing researcher practise and the publishing landscape
·         how research data sharing starts with the good data management practises for your research (organization, storage, backup and description)
·         highlight the key ethical and legal issues relating to research data sharing
·         how making your research data more visible can help you get credit for more of your research
You will have the chance to ask questions about research data sharing relating to your own research projects.
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Get Started with Data Management Planning
Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  15:00 – 17:00  |  SOAS Library Room E17
This workshop will include a short introduction on what a data management plan is and why it is important to think about this before you start collecting your research data. There will also be dedicated time to start writing a data management plan for your current or upcoming research project and an introduction to the information and online tools that can help you do this. Planning for data management will help you to collect, work with, store and organize your research data more securely and efficiently in your project. It is a great session to attend if you are planning or doing a funding application or will shortly be collecting research data as part of your project or doctoral research.
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Research Ethics, Data Management, Data Protection Drop-in
Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  16:00 – 17:00  |  LSE Life
For LSE research staff and students only.
Does your dissertation involve human participants? If so, you need to think about research ethics and protecting any data you collect. Or maybe you’re not sure how best to manage all the data you’re going to collect. Either way, come along and we can provide you with any help you might need.
No Booking Required

All Day Drop-in – Research Data & Software Surgery
Friday, 16, February 2018  |  10:00 – 16:00  |  SOAS Room 116
Got a specific issue or question about your research data, how to organize it, preparing to share it or working with personal data securely. Come and speak to a data manager at our all-day drop in. No booking required but if you want to let us know you plan to come register here!

United States

Webinar alert: Experience ICPSR’s New Data Dissemination System
ICPSR’s new data dissemination system is here! Join us for a live demo on Thursday, February 15. The demo will take you through updated and more user-friendly data interfaces from data discovery, to evaluation, to download, usage, and interpretation. You will see improved navigation across studies, variables, data-related citations, series, and more. Our presenters are part of the team that envisioned, built, and launched this new data management system. It was built specifically for research data discovery, reuse, and preservation, and made possible by the meticulous data curation, including extensive metadata, that ICPSR curators undertake as they care for data brought into ICPSR’s holdings. Our presenters’ excitement is contagious, and you won’t want to miss this broadcast that coincidentally, is being held during Love Data Week! This webinar is free and open to the public, and we urge you to share this invitation broadly. And, those that attend may receive a few insights on still more improvements coming soon, because we’re not done! Register today!

Email your data story to the ICPSR Data Story Contest!
What are your successes/failures in dealing with data? Email your story (150 words max.) to our ICPSR Data Stories contest ([email protected]) for #LoveData18! The winner(s) will be announced on Monday, Feb. 19 and will receive a boxful of nifty ICPSR swag! #LoveData18
We will post contest updates to ICPSR’s Love Data Week page.

University of Notre Dame
Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  9:30am – 5:00pm
Event Details

  WORKSHOP: Data Rescue 101, by Justin Schell, University of Michigan
  9:30am – 10:30am, Center for Digital Scholarship Room 129, Hesburgh Library

  LECTURE: Data Rescue One Year Later: Sustaining a Movement, by Justin Schell, University of Michigan
  11:00am – Noon, Center for Digital Scholarship Room 131, Hesburgh Library

  CITIZEN SCIENCE DATA EVENT: Lead Exposure in South Bend, by ND Lead Innovation Team
  12:30pm – 5:00pm, Center for Digital Scholarship Room 131, Hesburgh Library