The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management commemorates Research Data Services co-founder Rebecca Holz, who passed away unexpectedly in 2011.

Each talk will be held on a Wednesday from noon-1pm in Memorial Library 126. We invite you to bring your lunch!

Like to talk about your data? Have a topic you’d like us to present on? Please contact us!

To view previous presentations in the Holz series, check out our archive.

Spring 2018



March 13 (Tuesday) – Research Data Protection Brown Bag, Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer – UW Madison, and Stefan Wahe, Deputy CISO and HIPPA Officer – UW Madison

Many are familiar with the data management requirements and the significant security controls assigned to protect employee and student personal identity and health care information. Whether your research includes this type of data or simply needs added privacy should be understood when creating an information handling environment to conduct your important research.  Join the UW-Madison Chief Information Security Officer and the Deputy CISO who also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer as they discuss research data privacy and security.


April 18 – From the ashes: How data corruption revitalized our data project, Kendra Bouda, The Jane Speaks Initiative

Under the worst of circumstances, data corruption may lead to irreparable loss. Though even if a backup is available, such disruption can easily set any project back.  Join speaker Kendra Bouda as she recounts her experiences with data corruption and how the misfortune of data loss actually revitalized her project. Kendra will relate how a variety of data-related hurdles shaped her work on the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project, shifted her perspective on access and reproducibility, and, ultimately, how data corruption transformed project goals.