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Open Research events in London

By Daniel Van Strien, on 8 November 2017

Two upcoming events organised by Open Research London exploring open science/research are open for booking:

The first event is taking place on the 21st of November and is a satellite event of the OpenCon 2017 conference. During the day there will be a ‘hackathon’ focusing on the themes of ‘Open for reproducibility’ and ‘Open for collaborative-coding’. You can find more information and book here. In the evening of the 21st, there will be a number of talks on open access and open science. Further information and booking here.

The second event, ‘Open Research Data: Challenges and Prospects’, takes place on the 27th of November and will include contributions from four speakers. Further information and booking here.

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Open Access week: free event on RDM and Open Research – 25/10, Bloomsbury

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 5 September 2017

Registration is now open for the next Better Science through Better Data event organised by the Wellcome Trust and Springer Nature. The papers, lightening talks and demos will focus on the benefits, unintended consequences and practicalities of managing and publishing research data.

Springer_WellcomeTrustThis event is open to staff and students; it will take place in the Wellcome Collection building.

See more information and how to register.  

When research crosses borders: free event for Early Career Researchers, academics & support staff – 29 September, Oxford

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 8 September 2016

UCL Early Career Researchers, academics and research support staff are invited to attend this free event at the University of Oxford. They will learn and discuss the challenges, methods, laws, and possibilities in collecting and sharing research data in international contexts.

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With the SES consortium we have put together an exciting programme of presentations and discussions with both academic and research support perspectives on using research data across continents.

Participants will hear from international research projects in health, law, environment, criminology and more. They will also have the opportunity to ask their questions to our panel of experts at the end of the day.

Read the programme and register now.

You can now watch the speakers’ presentations and download their slides.

Wanted! Short presentations on data sharing across borders

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 1 August 2016

The next Data Dialogue event will take place on Thursday 29th of September at the University of Oxford and will focus on research data sharing in an international context. We are looking for UCL Early Career Researchers to give short presentations on their experience of using and sharing data across borders.

The event is aimed at researchers in Science and Engineering in particular but will also interest other researchers. See more information on the event and keynote speakers. The deadline to send us an abstract (max. 300 words) is the 17th of August.

Registration to attend the event is also open.

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Free Research Data event for Early Career Researchers – 28 July, Cambridge

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 28 June 2016

UCL Early Career Researchers from a range of disciplines are invited to attend the SES Data Dialogue events. On the 28th of July, participants will learn how to better approach research data sharing – including sensitive data -, how to gain access to restricted, secure or open data, and what types of data repositories are available.

This event takes place at the University of Cambridge and will enable Early Career Researchers to hear from key speakers from the UK’s leading Research Data centres and to join a discussion amongst peers with tangible experience in accessing, managing and sharing data.

Read the programme and register now.

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Science & Engineering South – looking for Early Career Researchers’ submissions

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 25 May 2016

The Science & Engineering South Consortium (SES) is looking for Early Career Researchers for the first event of its “Data Dialogue” series on the 28th of July (Cambridge). Organisers are currently seeking researchers for lightening talks at the event. Travel expenses will be covered for all speakers. Send your proposal by the 3d of June!

About The Data Dialogue SES

Researchers are faced throughout their careers with managing research data. Implementing best practice early on can help you to access the right data quickly, but also ensures that data is relevant, reusable and accessible to others, contributing further to scientific research.

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Open Access Publishing for ECRs – 9 March, 2-3pm

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 15 February 2016

Join UCL Press and De Gruyter Open to discuss open access for early career and PhD researchers. This session will cover the benefits of publishing in open access early in a researcher’s career, in addition to the different models that exist. UCLPressEvent

Speakers will include Dr. Chris Penfold, Commissioning Editor for UCL Press, and Emily Poznanski, Product Manager (Open Access Books) for De Gruyter Open.

Register now.