Data Cleaning Week has begun – check out the cleaning challenges and choose your own!

Are you having problems with data that has accumulated on your hard drive? Does your folder structure or file naming system need updating? Data Cleaning Week 16–20 December aims to draw attention to good data management routines and its benefits. In this blog article, you can read about UH staff’s data cleaning challenges and consider what your own challenge might be. All UH researchers, staff members and students can participate in the Data Cleaning Week on Twitter by using the hashtag #5sdata.

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The Data Cleaning Week, organized by University of Helsinki Data Support, has started. The following UH researchers and staff members have already challenged themselves and their colleagues:

Is there challenges that might suit for you? Or do you have your own data cleaning challenge in mind? Take the challenge and participate in the Data Cleaning Week by posting a picture of your cleaning effort to Twitter by using the hashtag #5sdata. The picture can be about folder structure, new file naming system for your group, space created by cleaning – you name it! Remember to challenge your colleagues too!

You can also participate in Data Cleaning Week by sending an email to Data Support: We convey your message through the Think Open blog, Twitter and web site.

All Data Cleaning Week related articles and videos are collected on web site.