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Wednesday, February 8 • 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Investing in Research Infrastructure Roles for Cultural Change - Malvika Sharan, Senior Researcher - Open Research, The Alan Turing Institute

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In a fast-paced data-driven world; where we grapple with urgent crises such as the pandemic and climate change as well as constantly witness the importance of open source practices to speed up the process of creating data-informed solutions; it is crucial to radically change the way we conduct data science and research. It is important to shed light on best practices for open source as well as research infrastructure roles to integrate those practices in all data science and AI projects. Learning from a decade-long movement on research software engineering (RSE) roles and the ever-growing trend of Big Team Science, we need to invest in more experts who bring crucial skills to supercharge data science and AI projects while operationalising open source and collaborative ways of working. By learning about and contextualising research infrastructure roles, data science best practices and associated policies, community members will leave the session with a new understanding and practical ways they can reimagine data science roles and successfully implement open source in their individual projects as well as at the organisation level.

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Malvika Sharan

Senior Researcher, The Alan Turing Institute
I am a senior researcher for the Tools, Practices and Systems research programme at The Alan Turing Institute, London. With a focus on Open Research, I lead a team of community managers and co-lead The Turing Way project that aims to make data science reproducible, collaborative... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:35pm - 3:00pm GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor Queen Elizabeth II Centre