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Open Science and Sustainable Software for Data-driven Discovery

Monday, 18 July 2022, 9.15am to 5.30pm
Location: Aurora Innovation Centre - British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET

Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) invite participants to the Open Science and Sustainable Software for Data-driven Discovery workshop. 

This in-person one-day workshop will explore the topics of reproducible data science, ethical data science, collaborative data science, The Turing Way, trustworthy AI, and transparency. The day will give you the opportunity to meet peers with similar experiences to you own and build your research support network. 

The morning session will start with a presentation on the importance and benefits of openness and sustainability, followed by guidance on online resources and local support available to participants. We will round off the morning with hands-on laptop exercises, where the workshop tutors will be available to help you through the tasks. 

The afternoon session will start with a panel discussion with speakers from different disciplines. We will discuss how the speakers use open science and sustainable software in their research. We will then hear about real-world uses cases from three speakers. The afternoon will have plenty of opportunity to engage with the speakers. 

We will finish the day with a drink reception! 

Participant prerequisites

This is an introductory workshop suited to participants with little or no experience with the topics covered, or as a refresher workshop for more experienced participants. 

Participants should bring their laptop for the hands-on exercises. 


Registration for this event is now closed.


09:15-09:30 Registration and arrival refreshments

Session 1: Introduction to open data science tools and techniques 

09:30-11:00 Setting yourself up for effective and open data science 

  • Introduction with Janek Grohl
  • The Turing Way with Arielle Bennett
  • Resources with Janek Grohl
  • Accessing support with Curtis Sharma
  • Discussion

11:00-11:30 Break with refreshments

11:30-13:00 Exploring the tricks and tools of the trade

Bring your laptop to the session

  • Tools and resources with James Byrne
  • Resources discussion with all the speakers
  • Option: themed break-out groups

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 2: Exploring data sciences through discussion and real-world use cases 

14:00-15:30 Panel Discussion

  • Tom Andersson
  • Chao Li
  • Yadira Sanchez
  • Arielle Bennett
  • Janek Grohl (chair)

15:30-16:00 Break with refreshments

16:00-17:30 Presentations of real-use cases

  • James Byrne - environmental
  • Chao Li - healthcare/clinical
  • Yadira Sanchez - social sciences

17:30-18:15 Drinks reception

Travel Information

Cycle - Allow approximately 30 minutes from the station and 20 minutes from the city centre.

Car - The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is located close to the M11 motorway, on the outskirts of Cambridge. Visitor parking is available at Madingley Road Park and Ride.

Bus, Train or further information - Travel to BAS

Open Science and Sustainable Software for Data-driven Discovery Workshop poster