​ Publishing Better Science through Better Data 2016 (#scidata16)

The return of the one-day conference for early career researchers covering all things research data

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Jul 22, 2016

This year, Scientific Data and Springer Nature are partnering with Wellcome Trust to provide a full day of talks and demos exploring issues in research data, focused on the needs of early career researchers. The event will discuss how research data can affect a researcher’s ability to get published, improve their research output and advance their career. It will also present tools and resources to help researchers, and society, derive maximum benefit from their research data.

Speakers will include representatives from leading research organisations, journals, funding agencies and technology providers.

Event will take place on 26th October at the Wellcome Collection Building in Euston, London. Tickets are free and will be made available in early September.

See the draft programme, find out who is on the Programme Committee, and more on the event site:


Interested in being part of the #scidata16 speakers line up?

We already have a galaxy of open research stars giving talks at this year’s event and if you have a great example of research data sharing or reuse, you could be joining them.

Consider the following:

  • Do you have a compelling example of data reuse from your research?
  • Can you provide a great example of a tool for data sharing or collaborative research?
  • Have you been involved in a research project that benefited from data reuse or sharing?

If your answer to any of these questions is “yes” then we invite you to send a 150-word proposal to present a 7-minute talk on your research data experience.

Please send talk proposals, or any enquiries, to Iain Hrynaszkiewicz no later than 31st August 2016.

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Mathias Astell

Marketing Manager, Springer Nature

After years working in HE colleges and then book publishing (at Penguin Random House), I moved over to academic publishing at SAGE Publications in 2013 to take on the promotion of a suite of >50 journals, covering a variety of subject areas. I started at Nature Research in the summer of 2015 managing the marketing for the world's biggest academic journal, Scientific Reports, and Nature Research's leading open data journal, Scientific Data, as well as being involved in various company-wide data and open access projects. In October 2017, I moved to take on the responsiblity for the marketing of Springer Nature's new research data products and services.

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