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Data Deposit Boot Camp

Data Deposit Boot Camp In-Person

Data deposit and data sharing are increasingly recognized as best practice to support open research, reproducibility, research integrity, collaboration, and more. Disciplines, funders, and journals are increasingly requiring researchers to share or deposit data. But how do you get your dataset ready for sharing? What's the best repository to share it in? If you have a dataset that's ready for deposit or that you'd like to get deposit ready, join RDM Services for this workshop.

By the end of this 3-hour session, you will be able to:

• Identify a target data repository

• Organize and create documentation for your dataset,

• Define your metadata, and

• (Potentially) begin the deposit process.

With light snacks and refreshments to sustain you and specialists on-hand to answer any questions, you'll end this session with ready-to-submit data...or submitted or even published data! Graduate Students who have finished their thesis work are encouraged to attend!

Details: This live, in-person workshop will take place at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. The session will not be recorded. 

Preliminary Work: If applicable, confirm with the appropriate Research Ethics Board (MREB or HIREB) that you have permission to share your dataset. If your dataset is associated with a publication, make sure you have the DOI, journal, and title. 

Facilitator Bios: Isaac Pratt (he/him) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. A research scientist by training, he has a PhD in Anatomy & Cell Biology. He leverages nearly a decade of interdisciplinary research experience to help support students, staff, and faculty. His expertise lies in questions surrounding data storage, security, planning, archival, and sharing. Isaac also provides support and curation services for McMaster Dataverse. His other interests include reproducible research methods, open science, and data science. Email Isaac at pratti@mcmaster.ca.

Danica Evering (they/them) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. They hold expansive experience with research support, education, project management, advocacy, and knowledge translation; with fluency in social practice art, healthcare, community research, data, and systems development. Danica supports students, postdocs, faculty, and staff with RDM through the data lifecycle—Data Management Plans, storage and backup, data security, data sharing. With an MA in Media Studies from Concordia, they are interested in fostering RDM within curious scholars and disciplines. Email Danica at everingd@mcmaster.ca.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship (1st Floor, Mills Library)
  Research Data Management     SCDS Sponsored Events     Workshops  

Registration is required. There are 38 seats available.

More information on Sherman Centre Events can be found on the SCDS Events page.


The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

Event Organizer

Jason Brodeur

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