RDS offers regular workshops, a brown bag series on data management topics, and the opportunity for specialized training for your department or lab.


Upcoming Workshops

We hold free workshops open to anyone at UW-Madison. Upcoming workshops are listed below:

What is the Open Science Framework? – October 30, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Biocommons/110A Steenbock Library (Part of Graduate Support Series)

The Open Science Framework, or OSF, is an open and free tool that can help facilitate your research across it’s entire workflow, from planning your project to sharing your data. OSF can help facilitate collaboration, serve as a place to publicly share your data and documentation, and much more! We’ll talk about the features of OSF and the different ways you can leverage the tool to support your research workflow.


Holz Brown Bag Series

Each semester, we offer a brown bag series on topics related to data management.

View the Fall 2018 lineup.

Check out past brown bag talks.


UW Open Meetup

UW Open Meetup is a community that meets monthly to discuss openness and the academy.

The next meeting will be on October 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Union South’s Marquee Cinema for a screening of the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship and a discussion with a panel of scholarly publishing experts from UW-Madison. The movie “focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.” In the spirit of open access, the screening and popcorn provided will be free!


Specialized Trainings

Interested in having RDS come talk to your class or research lab?

We are available to participate in your lab meeting, staff meeting, faculty meeting, symposium, boot camp or brown-bag event. We can do 5 minutes to an hour (or more!). Just let us know what you’d like to hear about and when!