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What do we mean by good data practices? Mandates for data sharing have been the norm for several years now but do we know what this has achieved? Data sharing and subsequent reuse has been estimated to save billions of pounds in research funding – are we on the right track? How important is it that we see a shift in behaviour and research culture and what should this look like? Finally, does one answer fit all – what about disciplinary differences between STEM, social sciences, arts and humanities? This session explores the broader view of good data practices, the consequences of this, and the progress made on embedding good data management in research. The speakers will give their perspectives, with each ending on the question: who are the winners and losers of good data practices? We will then open up the webinar for questions from the audience.  

Georgie Humphreys focuses on the question "As a funder of research, do good data practices represent good value for money from their funders’ perspective?"

Catriona MacCallum will provide a broad perspective of the data sharing landscape, discussing also the ties between data practices and research culture.

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. The specific resources for "Who are the winners and losers of good data practices?" can also be found in Apollo. You can also read the blog summarising the webinar. Some questions which there was no time to explore during the live session are also answered. The blogs for all webinars of the Cambridge Data Week are all hosted in our blog platform Unlocking Research.


Georgie Humphreys

Dr Georgie Humphreys is the Clinical Data Sharing Manager at Wellcome Open Research. Georgina is committed to maximising the benefits from research data. She worked for many years on malaria and drug resistance both in UK academic institutions, and in the field in East Africa. Georgina joined the Open Research team at Wellcome in December 2018 and leads on clinical trial transparency and data sharing.  LinkedIn

Catriona MacCallum

Dr Catriona MacCallum is Director of Open Science at Hindawi Limited. She has 21 years experience in scholarly publishing. She joined PLOS in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as one of the Senior Editors, leaving as Advocacy Director in 2017. She is a member of the OASPA Board of Directors, the Advisory Board of the Royal Society (Publishing) and DRYAD. She is on the steering committee of DORA. She is a founding individual of the Initiative for Open Citations campaign and the Initiative for Open Abstracts. She was a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform. 

Dr Sacha Jones (Chair) is Research Data Coordinator in the Office of Scholarly Communication at Cambridge University Libraries.


Monday 23 Nov 2020, 14:30–15:30 GMT


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