Love Data Week with ICPSR
Thank you for joining us at Love Data Week 2021 with ICPSR
Save the Date! The next Love Data Week takes place February 14-18, 2022 using #LoveData22. Interested in getting involved? Fill out the Love Data Week 2022 interest form.
Did you hear the news? ICPSR is the new home for the international Love Data Week. To contact the Love Data Week team, send an email to LoveDataWeek@umich.edu.
Information on Love Data Week 2021 is preserved below for reference:
Happy Love Data Week! Love Data 2021's theme is "Data: Delivering a Better Future." Please join us for the following events and activities, and be part of the festivities online using #LoveData21.
Schedule of ICPSR events
|Monday, 2/8||Tuesday, 2/9||Wednesday, 2/10||Thursday, 2/11||Friday, 2/12|
Adopt a Dataset begins
|Webinar: COVID-19 Data Resources and Research: Measures of its Impact in the United States (1pm EST)||Webinar: Digital Methods for Dance History: Finding Arts and Culture Data in Unexpected Places (1pm EST)||Webinar: Wait, ICPSR has that?? (1pm EST)||Last day to adopt a dataset|
Looking for International Events?
ICPSR is hosting the international schedule for Love Data Week events. To see all Love Data Week events taking place around the world, visit Love Data Week 2021 - International Events.
Back by popular demand: Adopt a Dataset!
ICPSR's Adopt a Dataset program is free and open to the public. Seasoned researchers, nonprofit staff members, undergraduate students, and anyone else who wants to learn about data is encouraged to adopt a dataset from the list below.
What does it mean to adopt a dataset?
Adopting a dataset is kind of like adopting a dog, except less messy. Get started by reviewing the list of datasets below to find something of interest to you. Fill out the Dataset Adoption Form, and then go back to the study page to download, analyze online, or just review the summary information. Your role is to bring your dataset to life by learning about the information it contains and to share the information you're learning through email, social media, virtual meetings, and more. Use the images and templates below to get started.
When you fill out your Dataset Adoption Form, you can expect to feel warm fuzzies and a deep sense of pride. You'll receive a digital Certificate of Adoption and, if you choose, your name will appear on the Adopt a Dataset Wall of Honor, along with others who have adopted their own datasets.
How do I adopt a dataset?
- Review the list of datasets available for adoption (or choose from any dataset in the ICPSR holdings)
- Fill out the Dataset Adoption Form
- You'll be directed to your adoption certificate and other resources
Frequently Asked Questions
When do dataset adoptions close?
Dataset adoptions close at 5pm EST on the last day of Love Data Week.
I adopted a dataset, now what?
- Download your dataset, including any accompanying documentation
- Get to know your data. Is it numeric? Is it category? Is it messy?
- Find something interesting, like an unexpected variable. Share your new fact with ICPSR by sending us an email or using #ICPSR on social media (don't forget to use #LoveData21 too!)
- Explore publications connected to your adopted dataset in the ICPSR Bibliography (try searching for your study title in the data-related publication search)
- Share your dataset! Send an email like the one below to friends, family, coworkers, and students. Encourage them to adopt their own datasets!
- Join us at one of the virtual Love Data Week events listed in the table at the top of this page.
- Look for your name on the Adopt a Dataset Wall of Honor
Did you adopt a dataset? Share the good news!
Copy/paste any of the messages below, fill in the blanks, and send.
Email template: I just adopted a dataset for Love Data Week! My dataset is called _______. Some things that stood out to me in the data were ________. You can adopt a dataset, too! Visit https://myumi.ch/ICPSRLDW21 to learn more.
Twitter template: I just adopted an @ICPSR dataset for Love Data Week! My dataset is called ____. One fact I was surprised to learn from these data was ______. You can adopt a dataset, too! Visit https://myumi.ch/ICPSRLDW21 to learn more. #LoveData21 #ICPSR
Instagram/Facebook template: I just adopted an @TheICPSR dataset for Love Data Week! My dataset is called ____. One fact I was surprised to learn from these data was ______. You can adopt a dataset, too! Visit https://myumi.ch/ICPSRLDW21 to learn more. #LoveData21 #ICPSR
Add one of these images to your email or social media posts!
Drag and drop these images to your desktop, or use them directly on Instagram Stories and other social media. Don't forget to tag #ICPSR #LoveData21!
Add one of these images to your email signature, too!
Questions? Contact the Love Data Week team at LoveDataWeek@umich.edu.
*Note: adopting a dataset does not imply, of course, that you own the data. You are now a champion of this dataset, but all terms and conditions still apply.
New: Love Data Week 2021 Valentine Photo Cards!
Instructions: Click on the LDW photo valentine link of your choice (Twitter or Square). You will be taken to the Canva site where the template was created. Click the Use template button under the image. Log into your existing account or create a free Canva account.
On the left side, click the Uploads image then click the Upload Media button at the top. Choose the location where your image is stored and select your image. Once your image has uploaded, click and drag your image over to the square area of the template where you can paste a photo. Resize your photo using the dots in the corners and crop using the handles on the sides. Adjust your photo to cover the square.
When finished, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner. Select Download to save your image or publish it directly to social media. Post to social media using the hashtags, #ICPSR and #LoveData21 so others can see your valentines. (If you have trouble posting your valentines, email them to LoveDataWeek@umich.edu and we will post them to the @ICPSR social media pages.)
Nine Square Templates Available! Click on the thumbnail photos for editable versions.
Nine Twitter Templates Available! Click on the thumbnail photos for editable versions.
Feb 7, 2021