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Research Operations Office


Published on Thu, 15/10/2015 - 10:35

Of particular interest to departmental researchers, research students and staff members: the following opportunity to discuss new research data sharing requirements directly with funders and policy makers:

Open Data – moving science forward, or a waste of time and money?

Wednesday 4 November, 7pm – 10pm

Are you aware of the new funders’ requirements for sharing research data? Will Open Science and sharing research data benefit society and help move science forward? Or is Open Data simply a waste of time and money?

Come to the Open Data panel discussion and take part in a conversation led by researchers, funders, and policy-makers:

  • Rafael Carazo-Salas, Group Leader, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
  • Sarah Jones, Senior Institutional Support Officer, Digital Curation Centre
  • Frances Rawle, Head of Corporate Governance and Policy, Medical Research Council
  • Tim Smith, Group Leader, Collaboration and Information Services, CERN/Zenodo
  • Mark Thorley, Research Councils UK Open Access Policy, and Natural Environment Research Council

The discussion will be around five main topics:

  • Benefits of Open Data
  • Possible negative aspects of data sharing - What are the possible side effects of data sharing?
  • Accessibility of Open Data
  • Open Data and the future of publishing
  • Incentives for data sharing

You are welcome to contribute your own questions to any of these topics.

Read the full programme and register here.

If you have any questions, please e-mail the organisers at