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*Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library: WORKSHOPS ~ Etiquette & Policies

RDS Workshops ~ No Registration ~ Don't Be Late!

  • ONLINE WORKSHOPS have no registration and no attendance restrictions -- the more the merrier! 
  • RECORDED WORKSHOPS also count toward GSU Data Ready! Badges -- find the RECORDED WORKSHOPS here.
  • IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS have no registration -- the first 25 people to arrive *on time* will be able to attend the workshop; workshop instructors may choose to refuse admittance to those arriving more than 5 minutes late.
    • NOTE: Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person workshops are suspended until further notice.


Please check the RDS workshops calendar regularly to make sure there's not been a date/time/location/link change for an RDS workshop that you plan to attend (because, without registrations, we have no way of notifying potential workshop attendees of these changes).

definition of 'etiquette' from Oxford English Dictionary (OED)definition of 'policy' from Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Non-GSU Workshop Attendees

Non-GSU Workshop Attendees

We currently welcome workshop attendees who are not affiliated with GSU, including attendees from other Metro-Atlanta colleges and universities, GSU alumni, general community members, and beyond. 


  • GSU affiliates are given first priority for seats at in-person workshops and spaces in live online workshpos. If necessary, non-GSU attendees will be required to forfeit their seats/spaces to GSU affiliates if GSU affiliates arrive by the scheduled starting time. 
  • In the future we may choose to limit our workshop attendance to current GSU affiliates only, should increasing attendance numbers require it.
Can non-GSU researchers get one-on-one assistance outside of the workshops?

No. RDS members do not offer one-on-one assistance (either face-to-face, via email or other virtual modes, or over the phone) to non-GSU researchers as a general practice, because it is not sustainable for them to open their one-on-one services up that widely.

Can NON-GSU people and GSU Alumni earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges?

No. Only current GSU affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) can earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges at this time. 

Can NON-GSU people and GSU Alumni still attend data workshops?

Yes. GSU alumni and Non-GSU people are welcome to attend live workshops and watch recorded workshops.

OED Citations for 'etiquette' and 'policy' definitions:

"etiquette, n.". OED Online. June 2019. Oxford University Press. (accessed August 04, 2019).

"policy, n.1". OED Online. June 2019. Oxford University Press. (accessed August 04, 2019).