Open Science is a contemporary and relevant theme across the UK research landscape. This year we’re hosting a series of exciting events that directly engage with the practice of opening up science. From opening up the discussion on representation of women and people of diverse backgrounds in research, to providing a forum for debate on the opportunities and struggles in mining or storing data, we invite scientists, staff, students, policymakers, scholars and stakeholders in science and education to join us.
Harnessing FAIR Data focused on researchers who employ or are seeking to use data in their work. FAIR is a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. In this thematic context we aimed to better understand the cross-disciplinary practice of sourcing, using and managing data and its associated implications, such as ownership, standards and metadata, and access and licensing. Experienced speakers from around the UK will came together to explore FAIR data and services, and a panel session helped to identify key questions that researchers face when considering using data in research. This event was hosted by QMUL, UCL and the SES Consortium.
From past events
Prof. Pam Thomas
Realising the Potential: Final report of the Open Data Task Force, University of Warwick
Talk unavailable due to sensitive content.
Dr. Peter Murray-Rust
Reusing Science: Why unFAIR Access is Unacceptable, ContentMine
Lightning Talk: Using socio-ecological simulation models to make the most of hard-won paleoecological data, King’s College London
Dr. Charles Romain
Lightning Talk: Publishing FAIR Data in Chemistry: The Case of NMR Data, Imperial College London
Dr Yannick Wurm
Lightning Talk: Benefits and costs of FAIR and open approaches in evolutionary genomics, Queen Mary University of London
FAIR in practice: Investigating the meaning and impact of implementing FAIR data principles
Prof. Paul Longley
The Re-use of Consumer Data for the Social Good, Consumer Data Research Centre, UCL
Dr. Dara O'Neill
Lightning Talk: The CLOSER consortium of longitudinal studies: Opportunities and obstacles in harmonising data from diverse sources, CLOSER, UCL Institute of Education
Prof. Susanna-Assunta Sansone
Lightning Talk: A Journey to Fairness: what we need and where we are, Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford