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:

OpenRefine – September 19, 4 – 5PM – Biocommons. (Part of Graduate Support Series)

Do you have a spreadsheet with inconsistent data, null values, or too much information in one column? Clean your data quickly and efficiently with the free and open source OpenRefine tool. You can even work on multiple spreadsheets at once, and it automatically tracks your changes. Please bring your own device or bring two forms of ID in order to check out a laptop at Steenbock Library. Note: OpenRefine requires Java.
What is the Open Science Framework? – October 30, Noon – 1PM, Biocommons. (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.

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!