Better Science through Better Data #scidata18 - Watch this year's videos.

Last week we hosted our 5th Better Science through Better Data #scidata18 event at the iconic Natural History Museum in London. Ian Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data publishing, Springer Nature said ‘’it was, genuinely, the best one so far''.

Throughout the day we had nearly 20 thought provoking keynotes and lightning talks talks from researchers from many disciplines and levels of their research career as well as a panel discussion on 'The responsibility of reproducability' - below you will see the topics and themes of discussion and can view the un-edited videos that are hosted on our Scientific Data YouTube channel. 

Keynote #1
Rebecca Boyles, Senior Manager, Bioinformatics and Data Science, RTI International

Keynote #2
Marta Teperek, Data Stewardship Coordinator, TU Delft

Lightning talks session #1

  1. Overcoming data barriers for regional-scale coastal-impact analysis by Claudia Wolff
  2. Share for Rare: Promoting Data-Sharing through Japan's Initiative on Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (IRUD) by Takeya Adachi
  3. WorldPop: Mapping population distributions, demographic and dynamics by Andrew Tatem
  4. Gridded birth and pregnancy datasets for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean by Natalia Tejedor Garavito
  5. Multi-centre Epilepsy Lesion Detection Project conducting clinical research in an open-science framework by Sophie Adler
  6. Consent for data archiving in end of life care research: reflections on two qualitative studies by Jane Seymour
  7. Sharing Electrical Impedance Tomography and neuroimaging data from stoke patient by James Avery

Lightning talks session #2

  1. Live Audit and Feedback for Trials Transparency by Nicholas Devito
  2. Compact Identifiers resolution services by Sarala M Wimalarante
  3. STRENDA DB: Monitoring the completeness of information in data reports by Carsten Kettner
  4. Meaningful and reproducible statistics: Does my data hold what it promises? By Andrej-Nikolai Spiess
  5. Materials Cloud, An Open Science Portal for FAIR Data Sharing by Aliaksandr Yakutovich
  6. Counting reuse to Make Data Count by Helen Cousijn
  7. Nine good things about open science (and one bad thing) by Alasdair Rae 

Keynote #3

Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief, Nature

Keynote #4

John Burn-Murdoch, Data Journalist, Financial Times

Panel discussion

Theme: The responsibility of reproducibility: whose job is it to change the status quo?

Moderator: Kirstie Whitaker, Alan Turing Institute


Paola Quattroni, Cancer Research UK

Natalia Tejedor, University of Southampton

Sue Fletcher-Watson, University of Edinburgh

Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, University of Huddersfield