DataStudies Newsletters

Research Presentations

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Open Data

All interviewees in our projects are given the option to make their transcripts available as open data (see consent form). These data are curated on our Zenodo Datastudies community page:

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  • Interview with The Economist's Babbage podcast, “The End of the Scientific Method?” (November 2019)
  • EU Parliament Research Service interview and interview, “Europe leads the way in the transition to open access” (October 2019)
  • Lectio Magistralis at launch of the Manifesto of Energyway (Modena, September 2019). See also media reactions:
  • The Dissenter (youtube) interview with Ricardo Lopes, "Science in the World of Big Data" (August 2019)
  • Video of talk on Open and Big Data in Research, Ecole Normale Superiore (Paris,May 2019)
  • Nature Careers article by Gabriel Popkin, “Data sharing and how it can benefit your scientific career” (May 2019)
  • International Science Council interview on Plan S, with Sabina as GYA representative (Mar 2019)
  • Technoculture interview (with Federica Bressan), "The open science movement (Dec 2018)
  • Il Fatto Quotidiano article on 'La Ricerca Scientifica Nell'Era Dei Big Data', the first Italian winner of the Lakatos Prize (October 2018)
  • Interview "Ecco come i big data impattano sulla ricerca scientifica" at the University of Padova (Jul 2018).
  • NewBooksNetwork New Books in STS podcast: "Data-Centric Biology" (interview of Mikey McGovern with Sabina Leonelli, 40min audiofile, July 2018)
  • CARTADITALIA interview with Sabina, in four languages (English/ Italian/ French/ Dutch). CARTADITALIA (`MAPOFITALY') is the review of the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, in this edition giving an overview of the 70 prominent young Italian researchers across the sciences and humanities (the full edition is here)
  • Gazetta di Modena profile of Sabina, on the occasion of winning the Talented Young Italians prize (category: Research and Innovation) awarded by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK
  • Harvard Bill of Health blog symposium: “What is Citizen Science anyway?” (introduction plus articles by the presenters of the Citizen Science conference, including Sabina, May 2017)
  • OZY magazine: “Doctors Swear to ‘Do No Harm’. Why Don’t Data Scientists?” (Article by Tom Cassauwers with some quotes from Sabina, 13 October 2017)
  • Repubblica summary of Sabina's presentation at 'The Future of Science' (Venice, December 2016)
  • LSE Impact Blog: “To what are we opening science? Reform of the publishing system is only a step in a much broader re-evaluation” (opinion by Sabina Leonelli and Barbara Prainsack, April 2015)
  • LSE Impact Blog: “What constitutes trustworthy data changes across time and space?” (interview with Sabina Leonelli, January 2015)
  • Mendelspod podcast: “Myths of Big Data” (interview with Sabina Leonelli, March 2014)
  • The Reasoner article: “Philosophy of Scientific Practice and Information” (interview with Sabina Leonelli, September 2013)
  • Bulletin of STS podcast: “Why the Current Insistence on Open Access to Scientific Data? Big Data, Knowledge Production, and the Political Economy of Contemporary Biology” (interview with Sabina Leonelli, September 2013)

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Data Imagery

  • XKCD on data privacy

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Creative Commons Attribution-only (CC BY) illustrations

The following illustrations were made for the DataStudies project by Michel Durinx, and released under the ‘Attribution only’ Creative Commons licence, CC BY 4.0.

  1. Pixel-based image format (.jpg) allows for simple unaltered reuse, where vector-based versions (.pptx) allow for easy alterations (font, font-size, label translation, colour scheme, ... ).
  2. The chosen formats do not imply an endorsement of those formats, and sometimes aren't correct from an idealistic FOSS point of view. Specifically, for vector graphics the .pptx format was chosen as the best available real-world option, since practically everybody planning the file's reuse is familiar with its editing software and has that installed already (Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Draw, ... ); FOSS alternatives like Inkscape or SVG-Edit would impede re-use for most users by demanding installation of and familiarization with new software.

One of the underlying aims is to let users easily blend the illustrations with their own illustrations and content, for example by re-arranging items to fit a (landscape-oriented) presentation or (portrait-oriented) article, or harmonizing font(size)s, colours/gradients, and line-styles.

  • Cell cycle: .jpg image (2497 x 1904 pixels, 350KB) or .pptx file (100KB).
  • DNA microarray: .jpg image (3767 x 1800 pixels, 1MB). Note the microarray image is in the public domain, courtesy of the NIH, while the rest are trivial additions (including the approximate colour chart).
  • Gene Ontology (visualisation of part of the GO, based on screenshot taken in Dec 2010): .jpg image approximating website (2450 x 2250 pixels, 250KB) or .jpg image with white background (2200 x 2200 pixels, 350KB); or .pptx with comparison to original, or .pdf with white background.

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