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ReconEvent Hackday 2016

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Academic publishing in the 21st Century, data & information visualisation and online tools for researchers were all discussed at ReCon this year and the Conference was a huge success.

The conference was followed by a Hackday (details of this one here) at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

Projects included  Our hackday  overall winner was Gary Martin (centre). Our two equal runners up were Bianca Kramer (left) and Yujie Hu and Xiehua Ji from Durham Uni. (right)

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The hackday also included a short introductory Workshop to the data visualisation software Tableau. The workshop was delivered by Edinburgh based data visualisation company NumberTelling and is designed for beginners to the Tableau software. Anyone can sign up for a free 15 day trial for Tableau and students are able to use the software for free.

Here is Rebecca Kaye (Data visualisation specialist) presenting the Workshop.

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Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

 

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ReConEvent 2016 – Hackday

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What is the hackday?

In addition to the main conference, we will be holding an additional research communication & data visualisation hackday the following day (25 June) which is free to attend. There will be prizes available including cash!! A total of £400 (2 x £200 prizes) will be up for grabs! Details of our 2015 hackday can be found here.

The hackday is open to anyone who is interested in coming along and we will provide a forum for discussion in advance. You are welcome to come with an idea or your own or join another group. To help us with the planning, it is helpful for the participants to share ideas in advance so please take two minutes to add yours on this shared Google spreadsheet.

What will we be doing?

The ideas for the hackday do not have to be software based, they can include paperhacking, any type of information/data visualisation (a poster, a detailed scientific figure or dynamic online presentation) and more… Maybe you want to come along and learn how to use a new data visualisation software to build figures for research papers? Perhaps you would like to learn more data visualisation techniques from others? Or improve the data visualisations you use in presentations? Then the hackday is for you!

The hackday will also include a short introductory workshop to the data visualisation software Tableau. The workshop will be delivered by Edinburgh based data visualisation company NumberTelling and is designed for beginners to the Tableau software. Anyone can sign up for a free 15 day trial for Tableau and students are able to use the software for free.

Overview of the day

1000 – 1015 Arrive

1015 – 1045 Idea presentations

1045 – 1100 Discussion and team formations

1100 – 1215 Tableau workshop – optional (the team from NumberTelling will give an introductory workshop)

1215 – 1245 Lunch

1245 – 1700 Free to build/ hack/ create/ learn

1700 – 1730 3 minute team presentations

1745 – 1800 Prizes

1800             Finish

What will I need to bring with me?

We recommend that all participants bring a laptop and charger with them. You may wish to bring the following:

  • your own data to build visualisations
  • mobile devices

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ReCon Event 2016 – Sponsors

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We are pleased to announce the following sponsors for this year’s Conference/Hackday.

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2016 Programme

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Programme

0930 – 1015     REGISTRATION

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1015 – 1200     SESSION ONE – Academic publishing in the 21st Century

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Andrew Tattersall,  Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (Now joining us remotely)

More than Numbers: Alternative Indicators of Scholarly Communications and Reach

Geoff Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef

The Citation Fetish

Citation has become a much practiced and little-understood ritual in scholarly communication. It is simultaneously aggrandised with quasi-magical career promotion properties and (paradoxically) trivialised when it is conflated with “linking.” Citation, like so much of scholarly communication, has become distorted. As we rush to make data and software “first class” research outputs in scholarly communication, we are in danger of building a citation cargo cult – where we emulate the surface features and rituals of traditional citation without providing a sound infrastructure for the future evolution of scholarly communication.

Mike Jones, Senior Product Manager, Mendeley

Research Data: Challenges and Opportunities

Preservation and accessibility of research data is one of the biggest issues currently facing science. Recent studies suggest that up 80% of original research data obtained through publicly-funded research is lost within two decades after publication. In response, funding agencies have introduced data-sharing mandates, requiring researchers to publish their data. In scientific publishing, concerns about the reproducibility of science and scientific fraud are increasing; sharing data leads to more transparency and trust. Furthermore for researchers themselves, sharing data adds to the possibilities for generating new findings. He’ll look at a range of solutions (Mendeley and others) that allow researchers to manage their data throughout their research lifecycle, and make their data available to and citable by others.

1200 – 1300      ****LUNCH****

 

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1300 – 1500      SESSION TWO – A picture tells 1,000 words: data & information visualisation

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Joanna Young, Director, Scientific Editing Company

Data & information visualisation: the good, the bad & the ugly

Designing good visualisations can be challenging and it is important to consider a number of factors before touching a computer. Data visualisation is a large field and different research projects will require different types of visualisations and software tools. This talk will cover a range of different data and information visualisation examples that are relevant to researchers.

Rebecca Kaye (Data visualisation specialist) & Pawel Jancz (Data developer specialist), NumberTelling

Seven principles of design

The principles underpinning good design can be a powerful tool when applied to information. In our talk, seven principles of design, we look at how you can apply these principles of design theory to your data so that you can see the story behind the numbers.

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Ian Calvert, Senior Data Scientist, Digital Science

Data visualisation: early and often, the path to clean data. 

Visualisations are often an afterthought, or a nice-to-have added on at the end if you’ve got time. I’ll try and convince you to make visualisations an integral part of your workflow, and show how it can make not only your own life easier but improve things for the community as a whole.

 

Isaac Roseboom, Head of Insight at deltaDNA

What does it mean to be `data-driven’?

Modern companies love to claim that their decision making is `data-driven’ but very few have visibility of data beyond a few performance metrics. In this talk I will show how deltaDNA is helping games companies use data to understand how players interact with their products and drive design and marketing decisions from this.

 

1500 – 1530   ****COFFEE BREAK****
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1530 – 1700     SESSION THREE – Profiles, sharing, engaging, publishing: online tools for researchers

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Bianca Kramer & Jeroen Bosman

Of shapes and style: visualising innovations in scholarly communication

Changing research practices are reflected in the patterns of creation and usage of research tools. Analyzing and presenting these complex patterns greatly benefits from visualisation. In their “101 Innovations” project, Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman have used a variety of visualisations from the very start. They will tell the story of changing scholarly communication using these visualizations.

Cuna Ekmekcioglu,  Senior Research Data Officer, Library & University Collections, The University of Edinburgh

Understanding and overcoming challenges to sharing personal and sensitive data

Researchers today are pressured to share their research data and make it accessible to other researchers as part of the scholarly/scientific record. But what if you have collected data about human subjects? Does the need for disclosure control about human subjects necessarily mean that your research data cannot be shared and re-used? For many researchers, the sensitivity of research data is one of the main barriers to data sharing. Fear of violating ethical or legal obligations, lack of knowledge about disclosure control and the time required to anonymise data to a suitable standard often prevent valuable datasets from seeing the light of day.

This presentation will touch on topics such as informed consent, anonymisation and pseudonomisation techniques, and what it means to be ethical with regard to data sharing about human subjects, including rich, qualitative data and research into social media content.

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1700 – late        INFORMAL DRINKS RECEPTION, pub

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Venue

We are delighted to announce that the venue for the 2016 ReCon Conference/Hackday will be:

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

High School Yards

Edinburgh

EH1 1LZ

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ReConEvent 2016 – Programme

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Programme

0930 – 1015     REGISTRATION

************************************************************************************************************

1015 – 1200     SESSION ONE – Academic publishing in the 21st Century

************************************************************************************************************

Andrew Tattersall,  Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (Now joining us remotely)

More than Numbers: Alternative Indicators of Scholarly Communications and Reach

Geoff Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef

The Citation Fetish

Citation has become a much practiced and little-understood ritual in scholarly communication. It is simultaneously aggrandised with quasi-magical career promotion properties and (paradoxically) trivialised when it is conflated with “linking.” Citation, like so much of scholarly communication, has become distorted. As we rush to make data and software “first class” research outputs in scholarly communication, we are in danger of building a citation cargo cult – where we emulate the surface features and rituals of traditional citation without providing a sound infrastructure for the future evolution of scholarly communication.

Mike Jones, Senior Product Manager, Mendeley

Research Data: Challenges and Opportunities

Preservation and accessibility of research data is one of the biggest issues currently facing science. Recent studies suggest that up 80% of original research data obtained through publicly-funded research is lost within two decades after publication. In response, funding agencies have introduced data-sharing mandates, requiring researchers to publish their data. In scientific publishing, concerns about the reproducibility of science and scientific fraud are increasing; sharing data leads to more transparency and trust. Furthermore for researchers themselves, sharing data adds to the possibilities for generating new findings. He’ll look at a range of solutions (Mendeley and others) that allow researchers to manage their data throughout their research lifecycle, and make their data available to and citable by others.

1200 – 1300      ****LUNCH****

 

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1300 – 1500      SESSION TWO – A picture tells 1,000 words: data & information visualisation

************************************************************************************************************

Joanna Young, Director, Scientific Editing Company

Data & information visualisation: the good, the bad & the ugly

Designing good visualisations can be challenging and it is important to consider a number of factors before touching a computer. Data visualisation is a large field and different research projects will require different types of visualisations and software tools. This talk will cover a range of different data and information visualisation examples that are relevant to researchers.

Rebecca Kaye (Data visualisation specialist) & Pawel Jancz (Data developer specialist), NumberTelling

Seven principles of design

The principles underpinning good design can be a powerful tool when applied to information. In our talk, seven principles of design, we look at how you can apply these principles of design theory to your data so that you can see the story behind the numbers.

.

Ian Calvert, Senior Data Scientist, Digital Science

Data visualisation: early and often, the path to clean data. 

Visualisations are often an afterthought, or a nice-to-have added on at the end if you’ve got time. I’ll try and convince you to make visualisations an integral part of your workflow, and show how it can make not only your own life easier but improve things for the community as a whole.

 

Isaac Roseboom, Head of Insight at deltaDNA

What does it mean to be `data-driven’?

Modern companies love to claim that their decision making is `data-driven’ but very few have visibility of data beyond a few performance metrics. In this talk I will show how deltaDNA is helping games companies use data to understand how players interact with their products and drive design and marketing decisions from this.

 

1500 – 1530   ****COFFEE BREAK****
.

************************************************************************************************************

1530 – 1700     SESSION THREE – Profiles, sharing, engaging, publishing: online tools for researchers

************************************************************************************************************

Bianca Kramer & Jeroen Bosman

Of shapes and style: visualising innovations in scholarly communication

Changing research practices are reflected in the patterns of creation and usage of research tools. Analyzing and presenting these complex patterns greatly benefits from visualisation. In their “101 Innovations” project, Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman have used a variety of visualisations from the very start. They will tell the story of changing scholarly communication using these visualizations.

Cuna Ekmekcioglu,  Senior Research Data Officer, Library & University Collections, The University of Edinburgh

Understanding and overcoming challenges to sharing personal and sensitive data

Researchers today are pressured to share their research data and make it accessible to other researchers as part of the scholarly/scientific record. But what if you have collected data about human subjects? Does the need for disclosure control about human subjects necessarily mean that your research data cannot be shared and re-used? For many researchers, the sensitivity of research data is one of the main barriers to data sharing. Fear of violating ethical or legal obligations, lack of knowledge about disclosure control and the time required to anonymise data to a suitable standard often prevent valuable datasets from seeing the light of day.

This presentation will touch on topics such as informed consent, anonymisation and pseudonomisation techniques, and what it means to be ethical with regard to data sharing about human subjects, including rich, qualitative data and research into social media content.

************************************************************************************************************

1700 – late        INFORMAL DRINKS RECEPTION, pub

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Venue

We are delighted to announce that the venue for the 2016 ReCon Conference/Hackday will be:

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

High School Yards

Edinburgh

EH1 1LZ

ecci

ReConEvent 2016 – Speakers

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Speakers

Research Communication & Data Visualisation

This year’s Conference will take place on Friday 24th June with a free hackday on Saturday 25th June. Both events will be taking place at The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

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Geoffrey Bilder @gbilder

Geoffrey Bilder is Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef, where he has led the technical development and launch of a number of industry initiatives including CrossCheck, CrossMark, ORCID and FundRef. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta, and just prior to joining CrossRef, he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies.

Jeroen

Jeroen Bosman @jeroenbosman

Jeroen Bosman is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication. He is an avid advocate for Open Access and for experimenting with open alternatives. He is co-author of the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication depicting innovation trends by research workflow phases and he has led the global survey in Innovations in Scholarly Communication with his colleague Bianca Kramer. Jeroen regularly leads workshops in online search and other aspects of scholarly communication, for students, faculty and professionals alike. When not working you can see him cycle touring (fast), photographing (slow) and drinking Islay malts (not necessarily at the same time).

Bianca

Bianca Kramer @MsPhelps

Biance Kramer is a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science. Through her work, together with colleague Jeroen Bosman, on the project ‘101 innovations in scholarly communication‘ (including a worldwide survey of >20,000 researchers) she is investigating trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle. She regularly leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication (e.g. online search, altmetrics, peer review) for researchers, students and other stakeholders in scholarly communication, and has an active interest in data- and network visualization. Her twitter handle reflects her love for children’s literature and librarianship alike.

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Andrew  Tattersall @Andy_Tattersall

Andy is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and writes and gives talks about digital academia, learning technology, scholarly communications, open research, web tools, altmetrics and social media. In particular, their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy is a member of The University of Sheffield’s Teaching Senate and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was the person who sparked interest in running the first MOOCs at his institution in 2013. Andy is also Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals – Multi Media and Information Technology Committee. He has an edited book out in June called Altmetrics which is aimed at researchers and librarians.

He works on publishing platforms, innovative ways of displaying research content, and on understanding how technology can help to improve scientific communication.

Ian Calvert

Ian Calvert @IanCal

Ian Calvert is Senior Data Scientist at Digital Science. For the past four years he’s been processing various forms of data about research outputs from grants and papers to books, talks and government statistics, all with the aim of providing a better understanding of the research world. He’s currently working on GRID (www.grid.ac), a free database of research institutions to support the recording of good clean data about institutions.

Mike Jones

Mike Jones @michaelhjones

Mike Jones  is Senior Product Manager for Mendeley Data – a free and open repository for scientists to share their research data and be cited. He has 7 years experience building products on the web, developing them from inception through wireframing, development, launch, measurement and iteration. Put it another way, he’s a practitioner of the art of fulfilling web users’ needs: with users and expert teams, identifying a problem we can solve for users, developing product concepts, building the product, testing the product, releasing and iterating it towards fulfilling and delighting its users and achieving business objectives.

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Joanna Young @joysci

Joanna is the founder and director of The Scientific Editing Company, a publishing services  and researcher training consultancy. Prior to this, she completed her Ph.D. and postdoctoral research at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of several research publications, various blog posts and many tweets. She also runs the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club and an annual careers conference for PhD students and postdocs, NEON21. Her interests also include research communications, data visualisation, publishing, post-PhD careers & startups.

Cuna

Cuna Ekmekcioglu @cunaekmekci

Dr Cuna Ekmekcioglu works at the University of Edinburgh, Library & University Collections. She leads the training and outreach programme for the Research Data Management Service and provides support and consultancy to research staff and postgraduate research students for research data management. She was the lead editor and one of the authors of the Research Data MANTRA course. (2010-11). She worked in the fields of technology enhanced learning and teaching. She was responsible for running computer aided assessment for academic staff across disciplines (2004-2006). She designed, developed and delivered online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses as part of the Office of Lifelong Learning CPD programme (2001-2003). She has good knowledge and experience in face-to-face and online teaching and learning, and training both postgraduate students and academic staff. She has an MSc in Information Management, PhD in Information Science, PGCE in Information Technology and Education, and national and European certificates in online course design, e-tutoring, and computer-aided assessment.

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Isaac Roseboom

Isaac is Head of Insight at deltaDNA. Since moving into the games industry, Isaac has worked as a consultant on over 50 games, offering wide ranging expertise on data-driven game design and the use of predictive modelling. In addition, Isaac heads research at deltaDNA, trying to bring the best in analytics to the masses through its self-service platform. In a previous life Isaac was an astrophysicist, building data processing pipelines for large space telescopes.

becky

Rebecca Kaye @NumberTelling

Rebecca Kaye is passionate about both numbers and graphics and the story telling potential of patterns within data.

After graduating from Manchester University with a BSc Mathematics and Statistics, she spent her time working as a statistician within government and health departments, helping policy and decision makers to make sense of big data.

Following her postgraduate research, Msc (Distinction) Design and Communication, she put theory into practice and applied her unique skillset to deciphering complex datasets and communicating the results using design priniciples. These skills have also led her to applying her design thinking to interactive commisions for the likes of RBS and Channel 4.

Rebecca is now co-founder of numbertelling, specialising in all areas of data visualisation from information graphics to interactive reports and everything in between.

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Pawel Jancz @numbertelling

Pawel Jancz loves discovering new technologies and the possibilities they can offer when applied to the world of data.

His journey began in the field of economy and finance, where he graduated with a BSc in Corporate Finance and Accountancy. He was quickly introduced to the real world of finance, when he spent his first few years in Gdansk Shipyard.

After moving to Scotland, he expanded his skills across a variety of areas in both public and private sectors, where he specialised in finance and healthcare data. Whilst the topic areas varied wildly, the problems were familiar and it was this enthusiasm for problem solving that led him to programming. Pawel has since applied these powerful skills to help numerous organisations and charities.

Pawel is now co-founder of numbertelling, specialising across the fields of data extraction and management, where he programmes bespoke applications to do just about anything with data.


ReConEvent 2016

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Research Communication & Data Visualisation

This year’s Conference will take place on Friday 24th June with a free hackday on Saturday 25th June. Both events will be taking place at The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

A number of factors are influencing the way we communicate research in 2016 including new technologies, publishing policies, the variety of research outputs and the assessment of research impact. This conference aims to explore the evolution of research communication and the rising interest in and requirement for data visualisation. What incentives are required for researchers to change how they communicate their work? What role will metrics play in the future at the journal level, article level and researcher level? How can researchers present their work in a visual format and what tools are they required to learn?

Data visualisation is a field that spans all disciplines, yet it is not always done well and visual representations are not used as often as they could be. This may be due to time constraints, publishing limitations or lack of training in the correct graphics or statistics software; how can we combat these issues? How can researchers use visualisations to communicate their work and complement their publications?

Hackday: In addition to the main conference, we will be holding an additional research communication & data visualisation hackathon the following day which is free to attend.

ReCon is the only event of its kind in Scotland, attracting delegates  working in publishing, technology, start-ups, the blogging/digital space, universities and business. The conference has a focus on scholarly publishing/sharing research and includes talks from world-renowned experts  working  at  the  cutting  edge  of publishing,  data management,  content  creation and research, in addition to offering ample networking opportunities.

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Geoffrey Bilder @gbilder

Geoffrey Bilder is Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef, where he has led the technical development and launch of a number of industry initiatives including CrossCheck, CrossMark, ORCID and FundRef. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta, and just prior to joining CrossRef, he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies.

Jeroen

Jeroen Bosman @jeroenbosman

Jeroen Bosman is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication. He is an avid advocate for Open Access and for experimenting with open alternatives. He is co-author of the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication depicting innovation trends by research workflow phases and he has led the global survey in Innovations in Scholarly Communication with his colleague Bianca Kramer. Jeroen regularly leads workshops in online search and other aspects of scholarly communication, for students, faculty and professionals alike. When not working you can see him cycle touring (fast), photographing (slow) and drinking Islay malts (not necessarily at the same time).

Bianca

Bianca Kramer @MsPhelps

Biance Kramer is a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science. Through her work, together with colleague Jeroen Bosman, on the project ‘101 innovations in scholarly communication‘ (including a worldwide survey of >20,000 researchers) she is investigating trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle. She regularly leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication (e.g. online search, altmetrics, peer review) for researchers, students and other stakeholders in scholarly communication, and has an active interest in data- and network visualization. Her twitter handle reflects her love for children’s literature and librarianship alike.

andyt

Andrew  Tattersall @Andy_Tattersall

Andy is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and writes and gives talks about digital academia, learning technology, scholarly communications, open research, web tools, altmetrics and social media. In particular, their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy is a member of The University of Sheffield’s Teaching Senate and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was the person who sparked interest in running the first MOOCs at his institution in 2013. Andy is also Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals – Multi Media and Information Technology Committee. He has an edited book out in June called Altmetrics which is aimed at researchers and librarians.

He works on publishing platforms, innovative ways of displaying research content, and on understanding how technology can help to improve scientific communication.

Ian Calvert

Ian Calvert @IanCal

Ian Calvert is Senior Data Scientist at Digital Science. For the past four years he’s been processing various forms of data about research outputs from grants and papers to books, talks and government statistics, all with the aim of providing a better understanding of the research world. He’s currently working on GRID (www.grid.ac), a free database of research institutions to support the recording of good clean data about institutions.

Mike Jones

Mike Jones @michaelhjones

Mike Jones  is Senior Product Manager for Mendeley Data – a free and open repository for scientists to share their research data and be cited. He has 7 years experience building products on the web, developing them from inception through wireframing, development, launch, measurement and iteration. Put it another way, he’s a practitioner of the art of fulfilling web users’ needs: with users and expert teams, identifying a problem we can solve for users, developing product concepts, building the product, testing the product, releasing and iterating it towards fulfilling and delighting its users and achieving business objectives.

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Joanna Young @joysci

Joanna is the founder and director of The Scientific Editing Company, a publishing services  and researcher training consultancy. Prior to this, she completed her Ph.D. and postdoctoral research at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of several research publications, various blog posts and many tweets. She also runs the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club and an annual careers conference for PhD students and postdocs, NEON21. Her interests also include research communications, data visualisation, publishing, post-PhD careers & startups.

Cuna

Cuna Ekmekcioglu @cunaekmekci

Dr Cuna Ekmekcioglu works at the University of Edinburgh, Library & University Collections. She leads the training and outreach programme for the Research Data Management Service and provides support and consultancy to research staff and postgraduate research students for research data management. She was the lead editor and one of the authors of the Research Data MANTRA course. (2010-11). She worked in the fields of technology enhanced learning and teaching. She was responsible for running computer aided assessment for academic staff across disciplines (2004-2006). She designed, developed and delivered online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses as part of the Office of Lifelong Learning CPD programme (2001-2003). She has good knowledge and experience in face-to-face and online teaching and learning, and training both postgraduate students and academic staff. She has an MSc in Information Management, PhD in Information Science, PGCE in Information Technology and Education, and national and European certificates in online course design, e-tutoring, and computer-aided assessment.

isaac

Isaac Roseboom

Isaac is Head of Insight at deltaDNA. Since moving into the games industry, Isaac has worked as a consultant on over 50 games, offering wide ranging expertise on data-driven game design and the use of predictive modelling. In addition, Isaac heads research at deltaDNA, trying to bring the best in analytics to the masses through its self-service platform. In a previous life Isaac was an astrophysicist, building data processing pipelines for large space telescopes.

becky

Rebecca Kaye @NumberTelling

Rebecca Kaye is passionate about both numbers and graphics and the story telling potential of patterns within data.

After graduating from Manchester University with a BSc Mathematics and Statistics, she spent her time working as a statistician within government and health departments, helping policy and decision makers to make sense of big data.

Following her postgraduate research, Msc (Distinction) Design and Communication, she put theory into practice and applied her unique skillset to deciphering complex datasets and communicating the results using design priniciples. These skills have also led her to applying her design thinking to interactive commisions for the likes of RBS and Channel 4.

Rebecca is now co-founder of numbertelling, specialising in all areas of data visualisation from information graphics to interactive reports and everything in between.

pawel

Pawel Jancz @numbertelling

Pawel Jancz loves discovering new technologies and the possibilities they can offer when applied to the world of data.

His journey began in the field of economy and finance, where he graduated with a BSc in Corporate Finance and Accountancy. He was quickly introduced to the real world of finance, when he spent his first few years in Gdansk Shipyard.

After moving to Scotland, he expanded his skills across a variety of areas in both public and private sectors, where he specialised in finance and healthcare data. Whilst the topic areas varied wildly, the problems were familiar and it was this enthusiasm for problem solving that led him to programming. Pawel has since applied these powerful skills to help numerous organisations and charities.

Pawel is now co-founder of numbertelling, specialising across the fields of data extraction and management, where he programmes bespoke applications to do just about anything with data.