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Online Short-Seminar: Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

Online Short-Seminar: Data Cleaning with OpenRefine Online

A part of the data workflow is preparing the data for analysis. Some of this involves data cleaning, where errors in the data are identified and corrected or formatting made consistent. This step must be taken with the same care and attention to reproducibility as the analysis.

OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful free and open source tool for working with messy data: cleaning it and transforming it from one format into another. Many people comment that this tool saves them literally months of work trying to make these edits by hand!

This seminar will teach you to use OpenRefine to effectively clean and format data and automatically track any changes that you make.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about OpenRefine and how to get started
  • Explore how OpenRefine can help with common data cleaning challenges
  • Understand how OpenRefine can be used to standardize and clean data
  • Find out where to get help or assistance 

Instructor: Julie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library, julie_goldman@hms.harvard.edu

Please register below to receive the Zoom webinar instructions.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus Location:
Harvard Longwood Campus
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Julie Goldman


Need help with data management? Feel free to book a 30 minute meeting slot with me.

Happy to help with data organization, cleaning, and sharing for fostering reproducible workflows and open science!

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