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

This track investigated the relational constitution of data: How stages in the life of data articulate to one another and what challenges are involved in storing, moving, classifying, manipulating and interpreting them.

It was the second track (designated T002) out of 185 tracks, and split over five sessions on three consecutive days.

Track programme

Thursday 1st

2:00–3:30 Session T002.1

3:30–4:00 Coffee

4:00–5:30 Session T002.2

Friday 2nd

2:00–3:30 Session T002.3

3:30–4:00 Coffee

4:00–5:30 Session T002.4

  • Emiko Adachi (RIKEN) & Yasunobu Ito (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology — JAIST): Hidden cooperative specialization in a High Energy Physics experiment
  • Judit Gárdos (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) & Natasha Mauthner (University of Aberdeen): (Re)making data: A case study of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
  • Alberto Cambrosio (McGill University), Pascale Bourret (Aix‐Marseille Université, SESSTIM) & Sylvain Besle (INSERM): Molecular tumor boards: Data interpretation in the age of sequencing
  • Christine Aicardi & Tara Mahfoud (King’s College London): Spurious categories: A study of data‐model symbiosis in the Human Brain Project
  • Imme Petersen & Regine Kollek (University of Hamburg): Preconditions, procedures and potentials: Data in post‐genomic cancer research

Saturday 3rd

9:00–10:30 Session T002.5

Track summary in tweets

You can see below what was tweeted about the Track.