Mind Your Data Month (MYDM) is a campaign aimed at researchers and support staff that will take place every Friday of June.

This campaign will cover topics on Privacy, Security, and Data Management.

We will have 1.5 hour sessions the four Fridays of June (from 15:00 to 16:30). 

The 1st hour will be the same each session with basic knowledge useful for our day to day and the last 30min will be a hands-on part with a different topics (this part will be recorded for the people that cannot attend).

Please find the program below:

Main topics that will cover the 1st hour are:

Privacy Security Data Management
Personal data Introduction Introduction
Special categories of data Identifiying risks File naming systems
Anonymizing and pseudonymizing Access Control File organization
Processing grounds Data classification Version control


For the last 30min of each session the program is as follows:

Date To register click on the link below
(make sure to RSVP to the event)

June 3rd [15:00 to 16:30] - How to back-up your data


June 10th [15:00 to 16:30] - Finding your best storage solution

In person - Room T3-39

June 17th [15:00 to 16:30] - How to secure a MacBook

In person - Room T3-06

June 24th [15:00 to 16:30] - How to write informed consent forms


Limited spots available for the two physical events, make sure to sign in to secure your spot.

At the end of each part there will be room for questions and cheat-sheets on the four hands-on sessions will be shared afterwards.



Bo Schijven

ESSB Privacy Officer


Michiel van der Donck

Information Security Officer

Data Management

Liz Guzman-Ramirez

Research Data Steward