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Using Metadata to Find, Interpret & Share Your Data

March 6th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Ever struggle to find that file you saved last semester (or last week)? Having trouble remembering details to re-use your own data? Need others to understand & use your data? To ensure that you understand your own data and to enable others to find, use and properly cite your data, it helps to create capture documentation or metadata about the datasets you create.

This workshop will introduce you to the power of metadata standards: What they are, why they’re important, and how to get started with them. You’ll understand the critical role documentation plays in data management and how you can ensure good documentation throughout your research.

InstructorsJulie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library
Meghan Kerr, Archivist and Records Manager, Center for the History of Medicine
Ashley Thomas, Health Science Data and Digital Services Librarian, Countway Library

This is an in-person workshop. Registration is limited and attendees must have a Harvard University ID (HUID) to enter the Countway Library.


Date: March 6th
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Calendars: School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums, Trainings and Workshops


Longwood Campus
Countway Library, Classroom L1-028
In Person