Love Data Week 2024

Hosted by ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) at the University of Michigan, International Love Data Week is a celebration of all things data that seeks to bring people together to learn, appreciate, and have fun with data.
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Love Data Week 2024
February 12-16, 2024
The 2024 theme is “My Kind of Data.”

Celebrate International Love Data Week, Feb. 12-16, 2024, with the Leatherby Libraries. Whether you are a new or seasoned data user, we are here to serve you!

“The 2024 theme is My Kind of Data: Data is Personal”

The Library Research & Data Services team has created six possible ways for you to get involved with data training and resources within the Leatherby Libraries during Love Data Week.

1. Visit the Leatherby Libraries Love Data Week Table

Stop by the Leatherby Libraries Love Data Week table daily during the week of Feb. 12-16, 2024, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet some of the members of the (LRDS) Library Research & Data Services team, pick up informational materials, library gifts, snacks, learn more about our data services and resources, and ask any data related questions!

2. Attend a Data Services Workshop

Our Library Research and Data Services team has crafted workshops for every day of Love Data Week. These workshops were created to encourage individuals within the Chapman community to gain a greater understanding of data resources and services offered by the Library. We will be offering FIVE workshops focused on data access, management, security, sharing, and preservation.

“Introduction to Research Data Management”

Join us on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. to learn about data and research data management. This workshop will cover what data is, the whats of data management and sharing, and why it is essential. We will also cover the best practices for handling, describing, sharing, and storing your research data to comply with funder mandates and ensure your data will be findable and usable in the future. Attendees will learn about the tools and resources that Chapman University provides to help you manage and share your research data.

To register for Monday’s workshop, use this link.

*This workshop is hybrid; you can RSVP for online or in-person participation using the link above.

“Introduction to Data Literacy”

Join us on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. to explore the topic of data literacy and better understand how to read, understand, create, and communicate data as information. Data literacy includes the skills to interpret data visualizations and statistics critically, understand data sources and structures, and create meaningful narratives from data. This introductory workshop introduces the essential concepts of data literacy, including data types, summarizing data, visualizing data, and critically evaluating how data can be used to mislead.

To register for Tuesday’s workshop, use this link.

*This workshop is hybrid; you can RSVP for online or in-person participation using the link above.

“Using DMPTool to Writing Data Management Plans for Grant Proposals”

Join us Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., to learn the basics of writing funder-required Data Management Plans (DMPs) and using, a resource to help format, fill, and collaborate on DMPs. By the end of 2025, all federal agencies that fund research will require a DMP to accompany grant proposals for research funding. These documents outline the qualities of the data collected, how it will be stored and protected, how and where it will be shared, and who will be responsible for managing the data.

To register for Wednesday’s workshop, use this link.

*This workshop is hybrid; you can RSVP for online or in-person participation using the link above.

“Introduction to Data Literacy: Reading Data Visualizations”

Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. to learn how to read and interpret data visualizations. This workshop builds on basic data literacy concepts. It introduces common types of data visualizations, how to read them, examples of misleading visualization, and some simple rules for using or creating visualizations.

To register for Thursday’s workshop, use this link.

*This workshop is hybrid; you can RSVP for online or in-person participation using the link above.

“ORCID for Researchers”

Join us for a virtual workshop on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. to learn how to utilize ORCID iDs to increase the reach of your research. Getting and using your free ORCID iD can help you save time and get credit for your work in funding, publishing, and research reporting workflows. This workshop will help you obtain an ORCID iD to allow easy identification when funding or publishing research. Funding organizations, publishers, and research institutions are increasingly requiring or asking for ORCID iDs from researchers.

To register for Friday’s workshop, use this link.

To learn more about any Love Data Week workshops, please contact the Assistant Dean for Library Research & Data Services, Doug Dechow, or the Chair of Resources and Scholarly Communications, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker.

3. Check Out the LRDS (Library Research and Data Services) Team

The Library Research & Data Services team provides support and guidance to the Chapman University research community. Our focus is empowering faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff by addressing their needs throughout the research and data life cycles. Our team emphasizes providing workshops, individual consultations, research and data services tools, and virtual or in-person demonstrations focusing on research data management (RDM), data analysis, data visualization, and text and data mining. The Library Research Data Services team is here to help with questions related to data management and sharing, data sets, open access publishing, geographic information sets, data visualization, and text and data mining. You can reach us by emailing

4. Celebrate the Launch of figshare – the University’s New and First-Ever Research Data Repository

Chapman figshare is a place to make all your research data citable, shareable, and discoverable. Use it to share your supplementary research to make them first-class outputs. Share both positive and negative results and get credit for all your research.

Some of the features of the figshare Data Repository include:

  • Your research is assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This means you can cite it as a research output alongside your paper or as a freestanding piece of data.
  • Figshare complies with funder mandates around making data openly accessible and storing it in perpetuity.
  • Data uploaded to figshare is marked for indexing in Google Scholar and Google Dataset Search. This helps improve the exposure of your research.
  • Figshare tracks usage statistics, including views, downloads, citations, and Altmetrics.

5. Keep Up to Date with Data-Related Updates and News by Reading our Library Blog Series: Connect to Knowledge

This series, written by our Chair of Resources & Scholarly Communications, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, covers the Library’s new state-of-the-art, data-related resources and databases for students, faculty, and staff to support their success. These resources include tools, datasets, databases, e-books, journals, library research guides, and more!

6. Get Involved with the Love Data Week online community

Follow the hashtag #LoveData24 on social media. Consider posting about your data stories, the impacts of recent local data-driven research, projects or teaching ideas related to data, or promoting any of your publicly available datasets.

Whether you’re working on qualitative or quantitative data, we’ve got events for you! All members of the Chapman University community are welcome to attend.