Data Support challenges University of Helsinki researchers, staff and students to participate in data cleaning – here’s how!

University of Helsinki Data Support challenges all UH researchers, staff and students to participate in Data Cleaning Week during 16th to 20th of December. During the week researchers are urged to go through their data files and storages, and clean up directories and folders, name files wisely and destroy unnecessary data. 5S method provides ideas for data cleaning.

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Take the challenge and join in Data Cleaning Week! Here’s how to participate:

  1. Think: how you could improve your data management, arrange files and directories, use clear names, version control, delete unnecessary folders?
  2. Act: clean up your data. More hints at 5sdata-pages.
  3. Share what you have done in Twitter with #5sdata hashtag and challenge your colleagues! You can do this by sharing a photo of cleaned up folders or tell your story in a short video what you have done. You can also participate in Data Cleaning Week by sending an email to Data Support: We convey your message through the blog and Twitter.

All Data Cleaning Week related articles are collected in web site.