A one-day conference will be held on the Strand campus of KCL on 2 March 2017 in London, co-organized by Alena Buyx (Kiel), Sabina Leonelli, Barbara Prainsack (KCL), and Bruno Strasser (University of Geneva). The aim it to take a critical look from a wide variety of perspectives at the role of citizen science in biomedical research in the 21st century.

Exeter, 11–13 January 2017

This is the third milestone workshop in the ERC DATA_SCIENCE project, devoted to exploring the movements of data in biomedicine, and their relation to practices of medical knowledge production, treatment and diagnosis.

The Epistemology of Historical Data
Altanta, 5 November 2016

Sabina organised this symposium at the 2016 Biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA), 3–5 November in Atlanta, with the aim of identifying and investigating the epistemological concerns and challenges involved in processing data to facilitate their preservation and analysis in the long term.

Sabina Leonelli and Brian Rappert convened Track T002, “The Lives and Deaths of Data”, at  the joint conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) which was held 31 August – 3 September in Barcelona.

This Leverhulme/ESRC/ERC workshop highlighted and critically examined assumptions and implications of focusing on research as a historical process, whose various stages inhabit different temporal expectations from researchers, funders, governments, regulatory agencies, and relevant publics.

This workshop on 21–22 April brought together prominent biologists, data scientists, database leads, publishers, representatives of learned societies and funders to discuss ways of harnessing and integrating large plant data to foster discovery. We reviewed strategies used withing the plant science community, identified best practices and successful re-use, and discussed conditions for effective data mining. 

The Volkswagen-Symposium `Labels, Catalogues and Architectures: The Art and Science of Modern Systematics', co-organized by Staffan Müller-Wille and Michael Ohl brought together taxonomists, science scholars, and artists on 24–27 June 2015, in Schloss Herrenhausen to discuss the historical development, dynamics, and open future of modern systematics. The focus was placed on the material organisation of large European natural history museums (inventories and card catalogues, manuscript collections and libraries, specimen collections and exhibitions, as well as digital databases) and their historical evolution in the past 250 years. The programme and abstracts are available here: pdf.

The conference `From Cabinet to Internet: Digitising Natural History and Medical Manuscripts', held at the Linnean Society (London) on April 27–28, was co-organized by Staffan Müller-Wille, and brought together scholars, archivists and librarians, as well as IT specialists to discuss digital humanities projects in the history of medicine and natural history. The programme and video registrations of all talks can be found at the here and here.

The open workshop `Understanding in Scientific Practice: Reasoning, Cognition, Mechanisms' was held on 16 February at Byrne House. Read on for programme and details.

The exploratory workshop of the ERC project [DATA_SCIENCE] was held 17–19 December 2014 at the Jury's Inn Hotel in Exeter. Read on for a list of participants, programme and report.

The fifth workshop in the Knowledge / Value series was held on 1516 December 2014 in Exeter. This collaborative, interdisciplinary, and trans-institutional network is led by Kaushik Sunder Rajan but collectively conceptualized by a larger group, including Data Science members Sabina Leonelli and Brian Rappert. More information can be found here.

This conference on 20–22 February 2014, organised by the Swiss STS community at the University of Lausanne, included a keynote by Sabina Leonelli titled What Difference Does Quantity Make?” (slides as pdf here, and a video recording can be played here) and a joint paper by Nadine Levin and Sabina Leonelli titled "Questioning the Openness of Big Data in Biology". The full conference programme can be found here and podcasts of the keynotes are here.

On 12–13 December 2013, Egenis hosted a workshop sponsored by the ESRC Cross-Linking Grant Trajectories of Emerging Science and Open Innovation”. The workshop report, published in the EASST Review, is available here: pdf. Read on for a full programme and presentation slides.

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