Queen’s joins Love Data Week 2024

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Queen’s joins Love Data Week 2024

February 8, 2024


Love Data Week (Feb. 12-16) is an international celebration of data, taking place every year during the week of Valentine's Day. It aims to engage the research community and increase awareness of the impact, value, and appropriate handling of data in our lives and in our research. This year, Queen’s is participating with two special events: a virtual session for researchers about the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, and a two-part webinar about Public Opinion and Election Data. See details and registration links below:

Resources for Researchers (R4R@Q): Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

Thursday, Feb. 15 – 12-1 p.m. on Microsoft Teams

Join representatives from the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Queen’s University to discuss the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy, including initial policy implementation details, requirement timelines and ongoing feedback efforts from the Canadian research and RDM community. The session will also present results of the RDM survey (2022), which investigated Queen’s level of knowledge of the policy and level of preparedness to meet the forthcoming requirements. Finally, presenters will discuss initial steps to respond to the survey results through various initiatives, such as the Queen’s Data Champions (2022-2023) information series and the development of new resources.


Scholars Portal, in partnership with Borealis, Queen’s University, and the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) present: Public Opinion and Election Data in Odesi 

Part 1: Electoral democracy data for all: Disciplinary sharing and reuse of public opinion research  

Thursday, Feb. 15 – 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom

This session will provide an overview of the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA), based out of Queen’s University, and the survey data CORA makes available to Canadian social science researchers. Featuring CORA Director, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Political Studies), this session will highlight ongoing academic research projects like the Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-DEM): a cross-Canada election research network with a focus on political engagement, underrepresentation, levels of government, public opinion, and collaborative, evidence-based data collection practices.  

Part 2: Learn with Odesi – Data Democracy  

Friday, Feb. 16 – 1-2 p.m. on Zoom

This session will focus on democratic data in Odesi, (https://odesi.ca/en) a Canadian social science data repository and online exploration and analysis tool. Odesi has a comprehensive collection of Canadian Public Opinion Polls (POP), spanning over 60 years and covering every region, province, and territory.  Odesi’s POP collections cover historical and current public opinion data, including political and social attitudes about anything from political figures like Justin Trudeau, to drones, housing, or climate change. This session will provide a behind-the-scenes look at Odesi best practices for data deposit, curation, and preservation of public opinion research data, as well as how to search, share, and reuse data in Odesi. 


For more information and international events, visit the Canadian and International List of Love Data Week Events 2024.

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