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Data Horror Escape Room

Data Horror Escape Room Online

The week of Halloween is the week when scary things happen, when horror stories take place, when horror stories are told. This includes our academic horror stories, which we fear, but do not often talk about. Pity, because these stories can teach us a lot about responsible research practices, and, specifically, good data management. 

We - RDM Support team of the VU Library - invite you to take part in the ONLINE Data Horror Escape Room that we organize as part of the Data Horror Week! You don’t need any prior knowledge to play this game, but a sense of humor, a mindful attitude, and anything to ward off ghosts are required.

Come and try to escape from the data horrors! Find the registration button at the bottom of this page.  You will receive an email with a Zoom link after your registration. We look forward to celebrating the Data Horror Week together with you!


15:20 - 15:30   Sign in; check your microphone

15:30  - 15:40  Introduction; splitting into teams 

15:40  - 16:40  Escape Room (breakout rooms)

16:40  - 16:55  Announcing the winners, prizes are awarded! Explanation, and discussion.

16:55  - 17:00 Wrap-up

What to expect?

ONLINE Escape Room is a game where you need to solve several puzzles in order to "get out of the room"! We've built this escape room with research data management as a theme, however, all you need to solve the puzzles will be made available to you - you don't need to be an expert to finish the game.

At the beginning, we will create teams of three participants. You can come with your own team or get team members assigned to you. The team that finishes all the puzzles first will be the winner. We prepared some nice prizes!

Who should attend?

The Escape Room is intended for everyone at the VU: students, researchers, research support staff. It is meant as a fun event where you get some insights about the topic of research data management. Everyone is welcome to attend.

About the escape room 

The escape room is a team effort; it was built by RDM Support at the VU Library, with a lot of help from colleagues within the VU, TU Eindhoven, and Leiden University.

Thursday, October 29, 2020
15:30 - 17:00
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Library Staff     Master     PhD     Researchers  
  Research Support > Data Management  
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Lena Karvovskaya

Lena Karvovskaya is VU Amsterdam's Research Data Management (RDM) Community Manager. She visits RDM expertise meetings and conferences at home and abroad and takes care of the proper dissemination of the latest knowledge throughout VU Amsterdam. 

Lena has a PhD in theoretical linguistics and previously worked as a research data manager at Utrecht University Library. 

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