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SFU Library and KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative present an all-day Research Data Management Symposium on Monday February 11th, 2019, hosted at SFU's Big Data Hub.

Join us for a day of workshops on tips for research data security, planning to manage your research data to make it more discoverable and citable, and cleaning and organizing your spreadsheet data for more effective and accurate use.

Plan Data

Plan Data
10:00am -- 11:30am in Burnaby, ASB 10908

Draft a plan to manage your research data and ensure its openness over time. The focus of this workshop will be working with DMP Assistant, an online data management plan utility. A sample case will be provided or build a plan using your research.

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.

Clean Data

Clean Data
2:30pm -- 4:30pm 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.


February 11


10:00am -- 4:30pm (with breaks)


ASB (Applied Sciences Building) 10908, SFU Burnaby