- Launch presentation of “Global Access to Research Software: The Forgotten Pillar of Open Science Implementation” (Sabina and Co-authors of the report at the GYA workshop New Perspectives on Open Science, Oxford, 20 March 2018).
- Keynote “No (Open) Science Without Data Curation: Five lessons from the study of data journeys” (Sabina at the IDCC, Barcelona, 20 February 2018).
- Lecture “How to reuse big data” (Sabina at CRASSH, Cambridge, 29 January 2018).
- Video lecture “The Epistemology of Data Use: Conditions for Inferential Reasoning in the Age of Big Data Science” (Sabina at the Center for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh, 1 December 2017).
- Video of plenary panel “The Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Transformation” (Sabina with Tommaso Calarco, Damon Horowitz, Elizabeth Pollitzer, Majd Shweikeh, and Venkatramanan Subrahmanian, World Science Forum 2017, Jordania).
- Video presentation “Research Evaluation and Incentives for Open Access Publishing” by Sabina (via teleconferencing) at the kick-off conference of the Coordination of Open Access to Research Publications in Sweden, Stockholm, 17 October 2017.
- West Africa Seminar “Towards A Sustainable Approach to Open Plant Data: Challenges of Data Sharing and Re-Usea: Challenges of Data Sharing and Re-Use” by Sabina at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria, 5 July 2017.
- Overview presentation of biomedical research interests and plans of the Data_Science project (Sabina introducing the Data Journeys in Biomedicine workshop, Exeter, 11–13 January 2017).
- Presentation “The Future of Open Access Publishing” (15min video of Sabina at the 13th Berlin Open Access Conference, Berlin, 21–22 March 2017). See also the news articles in Science and Nature citing Sabina and the conference.
- Presentation “Using Citizen Data Beyond “Citizen Science”” (Sabina and Niccolò at the Critical Studies of Citizen Science in Biomedical Research conference, London, 2 March 2017).
- Presentation “The Role of Information Security In Biomedical Data Journeys” by Sabina and Niccolò at the Data Journeys in Biomedicine workshop (Exeter, 11–13 January 2017).
- Presentations by Sabina (“Journeys and Deaths of Scientific Data”), Brian with Louise (“Data Sharing Practices Amongst Communities of Scientists in Resource Constrained Environments”) and Niccolò with Sabina (“The Role of Information Security in Biomedical Data Journeys”), all from the track T002 “The Lives and Deaths of Data”, convened by Sabina & Brian at the 4S/EASST conference, Barcelona, 31 August – 3 September 2016
- Keynote (Sabina at the 4th Meeting of Philosophy of Biology in the UK, Bristol 8–9 June 2016)
- Presentation “Enabling data-intensive science from PHRs” (Niccolò at the International eHealth workshop, Bologna, 6–7 June 2016). There's also video recordings of all presentations, and of Niccolò's.
- Keynote “What Distinguishes Data From Models?” (Sabina at the 7th Models&Simulations conference, Universitat de Barcelona, 18–20 May 2016)
- Presentation “The time of boundary infrastructures” (Niccolò at the Pace Science workshop, Egenis, Exeter, 16–17 May 2016)
- Seminar “Till Data Do Us Part” (Niccolò at the Joint Doctorate in Law Science and Technology programme, University of Turin, 6 April 2016)
- Invited lecture “The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science: Integrating History, Social Studies and Philosophy of Data Practices” (Sabina at the Conference on Integrated History and Philosophy of Biology, University of Utrecht, 19–20 March 2016)
- Invited lecture “Data Journeys in Biology: Openness and Shadows” (Sabina at the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 March 2016)
- Invited chair of “Understanding the Value of an Open Data infrastructure: Perspectives from users, operators, industry and funders” session (Sabina at the ELIXIR Europe Conference Open Data in Action: Life Science Data Infrastructure for Innovation, Brussels, 4 February 2016)
- Keynote “The Challenges of Making Data Travel” (Sabina at First LEARN Workshop, UCL, 29 January 2016; rich documentation of discussions at this event can be found on Twitter under #learnlondon16)
- Seminar “On the Value and Movements of Research Data” (Egenis, University of Exeter, 11 January 2016)
- Seminar “Till Data Do Us Part: On data, data structures and the commensuration of value forms in social media infrastructures” (Niccolò at the Institute for Experimental Medicine, Christian-Albrechts Universität (Kiel) and at the philosophy department, University of Bristol, 7 resp. 9 December 2015)
- Dissemination presentation “Data Engagement and Low-to-Middle-Income Countries” and workshop “Openness, Sharing and Engagement” (Brian and Louise at various institutes around South Africa and Nairobi, November and December 2015)
- Invited talk “Locating Accountabilities in Data Science” (Sabina at the Alan Turing Workshop “The Ethics of Big Data”, Oxford Internet Institute, 30 November 2015)
- Invited panellist at “The End of the Scientific Journal?” conference (Sabina at the Royal Society, London, 27 November 2015)
- Contributed talk “Exploring MODs Culture and Communication: A History of Model Organism Databases (MODs) in Genomics Research” (Sabina and Rachel in the session “Technologies, Data and DNA: Contemporary Histories of Genomics,” History of Science Society Anual Meeting, San Francisco, 19–22 November 2015)
- Invited Panelist at “Capitalising on the Potential of UK Biobank for Environmental Change, Health and Sustainability Research” workshop (Sabina at Wellcome Trust, London, 17 November 2015)
- Presentations “Credibility and Reward in Data Sharing” and “$100 Is Not Too Much To You: Unseen barriers in open science” (Brian and Louise at the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics conference, Oxford, 28–29 September 2015)
- Presentation “Data Sharing, Ethics and Global Health: Obstacles to Open Science” (Louise and Brian at the BSMS Ethics Workshop, Oxford, 25–26 September 2015)
- Symposium “Situated Cognition and Scientific Practice” (organized by Sabina and Adam Toon at the EPSA Biennial Conference, Düsseldorf, 23–26 September 2015)
- Symposium “Situating Organisms: Perspectives on 20th Century Biology” (organized by Sabina and Rachel Ankeny at the ISHPSSB Biennial Conference, Montreal, 5–10 July 2015)
- Double Symposium “Data Practices in Biology and Biomedicine” (organized by Sabina at the SPSP Biennial Conference, Aarhus, 26–29 June 2015)
- Presentation “Time in Boundary Infrastructures: On Speed and Collaboration in Social Media Research Networks” (Niccolò at the 5th International workshop on Infrastructures for HealthCare, Trento, 18–19 June 2015)
- Presentation “Developing research information infrastructures: Some dimensions” (Niccolò at the Building a Neuroscience Community: Community modelling and data repositories workshop, Fondation Brocher, Geneva, 11–13 June 2015; the workshop report is also available)
- Invited lecture “Making Open Science Sustainable in Low and Middle Income Countries” (Sabina at the 2015 GYA meeting in Montréal, 15–19 May 2015)
- Invited lecture “Just a Game? Data Models in Plant Science” (Sabina at the Toy Models in the Sciences workshop, Munich, 8–9 May 2015)
- Lecture “Valuing Data as Evidence for Multiple Claims: A Relational Approach to Data Epistemology” (Sabina at the integrated BSPS/BSHS workshop, Durham, 16–17 April 2015)
- Presentation “Data Creation and Research Environments: What's all the fuss about?” (Louise at the 7th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, London, 30–31 March 2015)
- Invited lecture, as pdf or as video, “Data Travel: Re-Thinking the Epistemology of Data” in the series “Contemporary Trends in the Philosophy of Science” (Sabina at the Philosophy department, Edinburgh, 26 February 2015)
- Keynote lecture “When STS Meets Philosophy of Science: Reflections on Context in Scientific Inquiry” (Sabina at the B.STS workshop, Ghent, 10–11 February 2015)
- Introduction to the exploratory workshop (Sabina Leonelli at the exploratory workshop of the DataScience project, Exeter, 17–19 December 2014)
- Contributed paper “What Counts as Scientific Data? A Relational Framework” and commentary on the "Nature in Numbers" session (Sabina Leonelli at the joint Annual History of Science Society meeting / Biennial Conference of the Philosophy of Science Association, Chicago, 6–9 November 2014)
- Invited paper: “Big Data for Small Biology? Setting Up Biological Databases to Facilitate Research” (Sabina Leonelli at the Field Museum conference “Is More Data Always Better? Constraints on Big Data for Biology”, Chicago, 4–5 November 2014)
- Invited introductory keynote (Sabina Leonelli at the ERC Workshop on Research Data Management and Sharing, ERC HQ, Brussels, 18–19 September 2014)
- Submitted paper “Functional Capabilities and Data Poverty: Openness and closure in scientific data” (Louise at Science and Society in Africa, Stellenbosch, 18–19 September 2014)
- Invited lecture as representative of the Global Young Academy: “the Role of Online Databases in Scientific Research: Opportunities and Dangers” (Sabina Leonelli at the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities conference “Mediated Worlds: Knowledge, Information and Communication in the Digital Age”, Berlin, 1 September 2014)
- Oxford Internet Institute webcast: “Researching Life in the Digital Age: A Philosophical Analysis of Data-Intensive Biology” (Sabina Leonelli at the University of Oxford, 1 May 2014)
- Keynote presentation: “What Counts as Scientific Data?” (Sabina Leonelli at the meeting of the German Network for the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Münster, 3–4 April 2014)
- Keynote webcast: “What Difference Does Quantity Make?” (Sabina Leonelli at the Swiss STS Meeting, Lausanne, February 2014)
All interviewees in our projects have been given the option to make their transcripts available as open data (see consent form). These data will be published under the links below.
- pdf Public Policy & Management Institute (PPMI), Digital Curation Centre (DCC) & University of Göttingen (forthcoming, 2017) Case Study: Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science. A study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects. (Research paper commissioned by the ERCEA taking the DATA_SCIENCE project as case study for best practice.)
- pdf Tempini, N. and Leonelli, S. (2015) Workshop Report “What Is Data-Intensive Science?”.
- pdf Levin, N. and Leonelli, S. (2014) Workshop Report “The Value of Open Science”. EASST Review 33(1): 15–17.
- Bezuidenhout, L. and Donaghy, J. (2012) Workshop Report “Making Data Accessible to All”. EASST Review 31(3).
- Leoneli, S. and Bastow, R. (2012) Report for GARNet/BBSRC: “Making Data Accessible to All”.
- pdf Leonelli, S. (2017) Incentives and Rewards for Open Science Activities. Slideshow version/highlights of the Thematic Report No. 3 for the Mutual Learning Exercise on Open Science of the European Commission.
- pdf Leonelli, S., Martens, L. and Latre, S. (2016) Position statement on Open Data of the Young Academies of Europe and Global Young Academy (April 2016).
- pdf DataScience group response to RCUK draft Concordat on Open Data (September 2015).
- Leonelli, S. (2016) Co-author of the Global Young Academy (GYA) Response to the Next-generation Altmetrics: Responsible Metrics and Evaluation for Open Science Call for Evidence by the Open Science Policy Platform of the EC.
- pdf Leonelli, S. (2014) Global Young Academy Response to Science 2.0: Science in Transition consultation of The European Commission's Directorates-General for Research and Innovation.
- pdf Levin, N. and Leonelli, S. (2014) The linking and use of biological and health data in biology and biomedicine. Egenis response to Nuffield Council of Bioethics Consultation.
- pdf Leonelli, S. Et al. (2013) Global Young Academy (GYA) Position Statement on Global Research. November 2013.
- pdf Leonelli, S. Et al. (2012) Global Young Academy (GYA) Position Statement on Open Science. November 2012.
- pdf Leonelli, S. and Hughes, S. (2010) Response to Nuffield Foundation Consultation on ‘New Approaches to Biofuels’.
- 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)
- 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)
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.
- 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, ... ).
- 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.