Love Data Week

Love Data Week 2023 – Data: Agent of change

Love data week - Data: agent of change

From 13-17 February, QUT Library will be celebrating Love Data Week 2023. Embracing the international theme of ‘Data: Agent of change’, we will celebrate the role research data plays in bringing about changes that matter in the world – policy change, environmental change, social change …

Love Data Week aims to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, analysis, sharing, preservation and re-use and library-based research data services.

With an emphasis this year on helping new and experienced data users find training and other resources that can help to effect change, you can get access a range of international events and activities online or follow along on social media using #LoveData23.

QUT Library is facilitating a number of data workshops in celebration of Love Data Week 2023. We hope you can attend.

 Research Data Management: Planning  

Tuesday, 14 February. 10:00 am – 10:45am. Register here

An interactive session for research students and staff to introduce Research Data Management and to help you plan for managing research files, information, and data.

What you’ll learn:

Accessing Australian Bureau of Statistics data using TableBuilder

Wednesday, 15 February. 9:00am – 12:00pm. Register here

This session is a presentation on using the Australian Bureau of Statistics tool, TableBuilder. This tool enables easy and flexible access to a range of ABS data. Be guided by an ABS expert* in how to navigate and make the most of TableBuilder.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia’s national statistical agency and a source of information and data for researchers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Data Drop-in

Wednesday, 15 February. 1:00 – 2:00pm. Register here

Have a burning question about how to access and use ABS data, tools and services? Come along and seek the advice of our ABS expert*. Suitable for any researcher starting out and requiring help to locate and access ABS data, through to experienced researchers already using these tools and products who may want more specialised assistance. Drop-in at any time throughout the hour.

* Talei Parker is the Assistant Director, Data Services (Data Strategy, Integration and Services Division)

Research Data Management: Storage

Thursday, 16 February. 10:00 am – 10:45am. Register here

An interactive session for research students and staff to help you understand the importance of storage as part of effective research data management practice and to identify and select the most suitable digital research data storage for your research project.

What you’ll learn:

  • Recommended storage options for research data, including sensitive research data
  • How to request access to QUT’s Research Data Storage Service
  • Managing research data with different purposes and at different stages
  • Using file naming conventions and folder directory structures

Research Data Management: Preservation & Publication

Thursday, 16 February. 2:00 pm – 2:45pm. Register here

An interactive session for research students and staff to help you increase the impact of your research by publishing and sharing your research data in repositories and preserving your research data files using QUT-supported archival data storage.

What you’ll learn:

  • Publishing, licensing, copyright and DOIs for data
  • QUT Research Data Finder
  • How to create a research data record in Research Data Finder
  • Understanding preservation responsibilities, storage options, and formats.

If you have any queries about research data or the events above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gayle Crooks, Research Data Librarian


  1. One of our primary goals at the UK Data Service is to assist both new and seasoned data users in locating the training and resources they require to make a difference.

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