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Hybrid Event | 14 January 2022

Workshop: Data Management for Materials Researchers

Date :
14 January 2022
Time :
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location :
Henry Royce Institute Hub Building
Event Type :
Hybrid Workshop

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This hybrid event will bring together the materials community to discuss the importance of research data collection, storage and sharing, and examine related challenges.

Chairs: Prof João Fonseca, Dr Chris Race

Moderators:  Dr Kathy Christofidou and Dr Ed Pickering

Venue: Royce Hub Building and Virtual

This event is aimed at materials science researchers (from any discipline) who collect, store, analyse and share experimental data associated with their samples: e.g., optical images, SEM images, property measurements, etc. The workshop will share examples of best practice and current initiatives in the area, and begin to formulate a list of actions to enable better data management practices.

Changing data management and sharing culture requires the involvement of everyone in the community.  Accordingly, this meeting is open to all, at all stages of their career, from all institutions and backgrounds.  All discussions will be moderated to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute (as time permits), and that no group of individuals dominates the discussion.  We particularly value contributions from those who have not previously been involved in shaping policy in this area.
The workshop format is based around discussions of questions, which will be stimulated by short talks from speakers.

Provisional Agenda

9:30 – 10:00
Arrival, tea & coffee (for those attending in person)

10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:55
Why should data management be important to materials science researchers?

10:55 – 11:35
What data should materials scientists capture, and how should they be stored?

11:35 – 12:15
How should data processing and analysis considerations influence our data management practices (capture, storage, sharing)?

12:15 – 13:00

13:00 – 13:40
Sharing examples of good practice

13:40 – 14:20
How should we store our research data, and when should we delete it?

14:20 – 15:00
Should all data be shared, and if so, when and where?

15:00 – 15:15

15:15 – 15:55
What cultural changes are needed to facilitate our data management ambitions?

15:55 – 16:25
Opportunity for final discussion

16:25 – 16:30
Summary and wrap up

This event has been organised by the Henry Royce Institute, in association with the LightForm and MIDAS Programme Grants.