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Love Data Week


Love Data Week, an international celebration of data takes place each year during the week of Valentine’s Day. Universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individuals are encouraged to participate. Love Data Week aims to:

    • celebrate data in various forms,
    • share data success stories,
    • ask hard questions about the role of data in our lives and
    • promote good research data management strategies.

Vote Now for BTAA Data Viz Championship!

Congratulations to Dr. Chloe Fouilloux (faculty/staff submission) and Prajakta Godbole (student submission) for representing UW–Madison at the inaugural BTAA Data Viz Championship. The BTAA’s website has a complete list of faculty/staff and student entries from across the Big 10.

It is now time to vote. The details:

  • Voting is open through noon, February 16, 2024.
  • Individuals can only vote once for the faculty/staff winner and once for the student winner.
  • Individuals must be members of a Big Ten institution, as determined by the email address submitted on the voting form.

The challenge will be won by the visualization with the most votes in each category. Let’s help make Dr. Chloe Fouilloux and Prajakta Godbole champions! They will present their work at the Data Viz Showcase (advance registration required) on February 16 at 1 PM. At the end of the showcase, the challenge winners are announced.

LEGO-Evolution and trends of creativity.  Submitted by Prajakta Godbole

Vote for UW–Madison’s Student Submission

Data vizualization showing the evolution and trends of creativity for Legos including number of parts in a set and analysis of themes.

Beyond the Plate: The Wilder Impact of Antibiotic Use in Salmon Farming.  Submitted by Dr. Chloe Fouilloux 

Vote for UW–Madison’s Faculty Submission

Data visualization showing how AMR bacteria can unintentionally infect wild species of fish during salmon farming.

Of farmed fish species, salmonoids represent the highest production growth in the global market. To meet the demand for these stocks, farmers are increasingly dependent on the application of antibiotics to produce a commercially profitable output of a fit-for-consumption product. The often unregulated and unmonitored application of antibiotics on farmed salmon has led to an explosion in antibiotic resistance in farmed fish. Raised in semi-natural habitats, resistant bacteria and excess antibiotics escape into globally connected waterways, impacting non-target species.

2024 BTAA Love Data Week Event Information

Register for Love Data Week Events

Strategies for Success in Survey Administration and Analysis

Monday, February 12 from 1 pm to 2 pm

Description: Struggling with how to create a survey, manage survey fatigue, or wrangle survey data into actionable information? Our panel of experts will address these issues in a one-hour conversation.

Presenters: Bethan Cantwell (Michigan State University), Betty Harper (Penn State University), Sara Lazenby (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Stephen Zhou (Purdue University)

Community Perspectives – Faculty Experiences with Data Support

Monday, February 12 from 3 pm to 4 pm

Description: On this panel, faculty members from several Big Ten institutions will provide their perspectives on and concerns about their institutions’ use of data in support of their teaching and research.

Panelists: Faculty from the University of Maryland and The Ohio State University

Community Perspectives – Student and Data Use

Tuesday, February 13 from 10 am to 11 am

Description: On this panel, students from the University of Maryland and The Ohio State University will discuss their perspectives on and concerns about the institutional use of their data.

Panelists: Students from the University of Maryland and The Ohio State University

Community Perspectives – Administrative Views on Ethics, Governance, and Data Use

Tuesday, February 13 from 2 pm to 3 pm

Description: On this panel, data, privacy, and security leaders from across the Big Ten will provide their perspectives on when and how data should be accessed and used and their concerns about the risks data can represent.

Panelists: Administrators from the University of Maryland and The Ohio State University

The Xs and Os: Athletes, Assessment, and Academic Success

Wednesday, February 14 from 9 am to 10 am

Description: This session explores how athletics and data providers can move beyond the mandated reporting requirements and into the realm of internal assessment for program improvement and student support.

Presenters: Brady Rourke (University of Maryland), Scott Walker(Rutgers University), Stephen Connelly (University of Michigan), Dan Roher (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Data Governance Trivia

Thursday, February 15 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Description: Join The Ohio State and Penn State’s Data Governance teams to test your data knowledge!

Presenters: Laura Gast, (The Ohio State University), Karen Henninger(Penn State University), and Amy Cogswell, Quiz Master,(The Ohio State University)

Community Perspectives – Bringing it All Together

Thursday, February 15 from 3 pm to 4 pm

Description: On this panel, students, faculty, and administrators will come together to discuss their shared understanding of, concerns about, and expectations for their institutions’ use of data.

Panelists: Students, faculty, and administrators from the University of Maryland and The Ohio State University

Data Viz Championship Showcase

Friday, February 16 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Description: Join us at the Data Viz Championship Showcase to witness cutting-edge data visualization entries from Big Ten Universities. Be there to discover the champion that redefines the art of data visualization!

Entrants from across the Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions

Register now for Love Data Week Events!

Submissions are closed for 2024 Data Viz Championship

DAPIR invites UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff to showcase their data visualization skills and compete for the inaugural BTAA Data Viz Champion title during International Love Data Week.

Students are provided a data set and asked to produce a data viz for submission, while faculty/staff may submit an existing viz that highlights UW–Madison or university projects. The BTAA Data Viz Championship provides additional details, including the student data set and potential research questions.

Entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 22. Please email them to The email must include:

  • thumbnail image,
  • title,
  • short description, and
  • publicly available URL.

From UW-Madison’s submitted vizzes, DAPIR and campus leadership representatives will select one student and one faculty/staff data viz to represent UW–Madison at the virtual Data Viz Showcase on Friday, February 16, at 1 p.m.

Please share this information with interested students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at


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