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Love your (research) data! Sign up for workshops to clean, secure, and share your data

This February 14th, take some time to love your research data! Join us for workshops to help you clean data, keep it safe, and then share it appropriately. Organized by SFU Library and SFU Big Data.

Clean Data

Clean Data
9:30am -- 11:30am in Burnaby, ASB 10908

Do you work with research data in spreadsheets? If so, this workshop is designed for you! We’ll be covering the best practices for Data Organization in Spreadsheets, according to Data Carpentry. Then we’ll look at formatting values, fixing dates, merging/splitting columns, and more. By the end, you’ll be prepared to take your spreadsheets to the next level.

Secure Data

Secure Data
12:30pm -- 2:00pm in Burnaby, ASB 10908

Protect your research data by following strong security practices. This workshop will cover topics including:

  • cloud storage,
  • full disk encryption,
  • threat modelling,
  • communication and file sharing,
  • account security,
  • two-factor authentication (2FA), and
  • digital preservation.

Learn how to keep data secure with SFU resources.

Share Data

2:30pm -- 4:00pm in Burnaby, ASB 10908

Do you have research data? No matter your subject area, the answer is most likely, yes! More and more funding agencies, universities, and journal publishers are requiring that research data be ethically and appropriately published and shared online. Beyond these requirements to do so, data sharing also encourages collaborative research enquiry, supports new discovery and innovation, and foregrounds research accountability. This session will get you thinking about how, when, and where to publish and share your research data, including resources to support data sharing.     


February 14


9:30am -- 4:00pm (with breaks)


ASB (Applied Sciences Building) 10908, SFU Burnaby