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The Office of Scholarly Communication at Cambridge University Libraries is delighted to announce a week long series of webinars featuring topics surrounding the research data management landscape. Cambridge Data Week will be held between 23 and 27 November 2020.

In a series of talks, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions, researchers, funders, publishers and other stakeholders will explore and debate different approaches to research data management. Each day for a week we will be addressing key questions on specific topics such as innovative ways of supporting researchers with data management, sustainable models and levels of expectation for peer reviewers when it comes to data, successes and future trends in data reuse, and the relationship between reproducibility and data management. All events will offer the opportunity for questions from the audience and we hope to encourage discussions around these topics. 

UPDATE (AFTER THE EVENT):  The YouTube playlist hosting all recordings of Cambridge Data Week 2020 is now available. Alternatively, all the recordings, transcripts and available presentations are present in Apollo, the University of Cambridge repository. 

Below are the blogs summarising each webinar and answering some of the questions which there was no time to explore during the live sessions. The blogs are all hosted in our blog platform Unlocking Research.

Cambridge Data Week day 1 blog  

Cambridge Data Week day 2 blog  

Cambridge Data Week day 3 blog 

Cambridge Data Week day 4 blog 

Cambridge Data Week day 5 blog 


Who are the winners and losers of good data practices?

Georgie Humphreys (Wellcome Trust), Catriona MacCallum (Hindawi), Sacha Jones (Cambridge University Libraries) 

Monday 23 Nov 2020, 14:30–15:30 GMT

Who is reusing data? Successes and future trends 

Tiberius Ignat (Scientific Knowledge Services), Louise Corti (UK Data Archive), Dominic Dixon (Cambridge University Libraries) 

Tuesday 24 Nov 2020, 14:30–15:30 GMT

Is data management just a footnote to reproducibility? 

Alexia Cardona (University of Cambridge), Lennart Stoy (European University Association), Florian Markowetz (University of Cambridge & UK Reproducibility Network), René Schneider (Geneva School of Business Administration), Beatrice Gini (Cambridge University Libraries) 

Wednesday 25 Nov 2020, 14:30–15:30 GMT

Supporting researchers on data management – do we need a fairy godmother?

Tao-Tao Chang (Arts and Humanities Research Council), Marta Teperek (TU Delft Library), Al Downie (University of Cambridge), Sacha Jones (Cambridge University Libraries) 

Thursday 26 Nov 2020, 14:30–15:30 GMT

How do we peer review data? New sustainable and effective models

Stephen Eglen (University of Cambridge), Kiera McNeice (Cambridge University Press), Lauren Cadwallader (PLOS)  

Friday 27 Nov 2020, 11:00–12:00 GMT


The events are open to all and are free of charge, but require prior registration.To register for each event, follow the links above. 


Take part in the discussions using #CamDataWeek2020.

During each session there will be opportunities to ask questions. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions at the point of registration.

If you have any comments for the organisers please email them.  

Please note that all events will be recorded so they can be available afterwards. We run our online events on the Zoom platform and we recommend you install this ahead of time. Joining instructions will be sent in the confirmation email following registration. There is a limit to the number of attendees we can have so we will operate on a first come, first served basis.