February 12-16, 2024, marks the annual international celebration of Love Data Week!  

The 2024 theme is "My Kind of Data." Data is personal. Join International Love Data Week February 12-16, 2024, to learn about data equity and inclusion, disciplinary communities, and creating a kinder world through data. (International Love Data Week 2024). 

ICPSR is the host institution for Love Data Week. Read more about the History of Love Data Week, including yearly themes and scholarly publications, and view the Love Data Week 2024 events and activities listing to participate in international events!

The ODU Libraries are committed to assisting researchers with their research data management needs, including navigating funder policies, writing data management plans, assisting in identifying and using data repositories, and helping with metadata and documentation. 

The ODU Libraries will be hosting/co-hosting two Research Data Management workshops:

  • Tuesday February 13, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Zoom in partnership with the Graduate School Career Pathways Program – Spring 2024 Career Pathways Events
  • Tuesday February 20, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Zoom

Register here: https://bit.ly/scholcommworkshops2024

Come and learn about the importance of data plans before you start your research project, how to use the DMPTool, and what’s new with federal requirements for data sharing.

In addition, please see our resources below or contact Nikki Galloway (ngallowa@odu.edu) or Karen Vaughan (kvaughan@odu.edu) for additional information. 

  • Data Management @ ODU Library Guide: Review our guide for tips on data management planning, data management essentials, data repositories, and more.
  • Data Management Funder Policies: We will continue to update this guide as new federal agencies develop their open data policies.
  • ODU Digital Commons: ODU’s institutional repository preserves, promotes, and shares the scholarly, creative, and institutional work of Old Dominion University.