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Sharing and publishing research data; what you need to know

14 November, 2018 | 08:00 - 09:00

Confused about open science? Want to know more about publishing your data for credit?
Open science and sharing research data are big trends in scientific publishing. Researchers are encouraged to share data, however, the incentives and mechanisms for sharing data effectively are often unclear.
For open data to help increase scientific reproducibility and reliability it must be more than just available – it should be shared to be understandable, reusable and, ideally, validated through peer review.
As well as publishing the data journal Scientific Data, Springer Nature is leading the way in helping researchers to share their data well. We invite you to a seminar by Dr. Varsha Khodiyar, Springer Nature Data Curation Manager and Editor of the Nature Research journal, Scientific Data. Dr. Khodiyar will be speaking about the global trend to share research data, how you can share your data in a creditable way, and the services that now exist to help you share your data in a useful way.

Speaker: Dr. Varsha Khodiyar
Date: 14 November
Registration and Tea : 8:00-9:00
Venue: Main Library Conference room.
Target: Researcher, graduate student , Librarian

Speaker bio
Varsha Khodiyar
Data Curation Manager, Springer Nature
Dr Varsha Khodiyar works on research data publishing initiatives as part of Springer Nature’s Research Data team. She has over 15 years of experience as a research data curator, having worked as a curator for the Human Genome Project and the Gene Ontology project. With her editorial and data curation responsibilities for the Nature Research journal, Scientific Data, Varsha is very familiar with the issues currently being faced by academics when sharing and publishing research data.


14 November, 2018
08:00 - 09:00


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