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Countway Library

Data Horror Stories: Avoid the Nightmare

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Countway Library
Harvard ID required, Workshop,

Fall 2023 Research Data Management Seminar Series

Neglecting to develop and implement a file naming convention. Data hot mess.
Failing to sync and back up your data. Deadly data loss.
Saving your data to a proprietary file format. Walking dead data.
Facing the shame of having your publication retracted. The horror. The horror.

Data management is not easy, as is evidenced by these true horror stories of data quality gone wrong. Learn from (and wince at) these mistakes to avoid problems with your own projects!

InstructorsJulie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library
Meghan Kerr, Archivist and Records Manager, Center for the History of Medicine
Ashley Thomas, Health Science Data and Digital Services Librarian, Countway Library

This is an in-person workshop. Registration is limited and attendees must have a Harvard University ID (HUID) to enter the Countway Library.

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Need help with data management? Feel free to book a 30 minute meeting slot with me.

Happy to help with data organization, cleaning, and sharing for fostering reproducible workflows and open science!