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Workshops: Research data management


March 20, 2020 update: While the physical SFU Libraries are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, we are happy to continue to support you with any research data management questions remotely. Please feel free to contact us by email at during this time, and we can set up a meeting via video conferencing or telephone.


SFU Library offers workshops on various topics related to managing your research data, including creating data management plans, cleaning data, keeping your data safe, sharing data effectively via repositories, ethical considerations and de-identifying data, structuring your data files, and more.  

Upcoming workshops

Next semester's workshops will be posted soon.

Examples of previous workshops

If you would like us to provide a session for your research lab or project team, graduate seminar, or other group, please get in touch using our consultation form. Here are some of the kinds of workshops we offer:

Introduction to Research Data Management
Learn the fundamental aspects of RDM and the kinds of questions you should consider.

Plan Data
Draft a plan to manage your research data using DMP Assistant, an online data management plan utility. 

Secure Data
Protect your research data by following strong security practices. 

Organize your research project: an introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF)
Learn to use the popular and free web app OSF to manage your research projects. 

Clean Data
Learn good data organization in the spreadsheets used in your research projects.

Data De-Identification
An introduction to issues related to sharing sensitive data, with suggestions on how personally identifiable information in your datasets could be handled. 

Version Data
Use tools to manage version control for your research files, to enable collaboration.

Share Data
Learn about how, when, and where to publish and share your research data, including resources to support data sharing.