Bérénice Batut (CC BY-SA 4.0)
This program can only run with the active involvements of our volunteer community who share a passion for Open Research and inclusiveness in Open Science:
Our mentees are life science researchers and bioinformaticians who are interested in contributing to Open Science projects and communities. In this program they will be supported by the organisers, mentors, experts, and other mentees in getting started with their journey as Open Life Scientists.
Our mentees will:
A mentee dedicates about 2 hours per week to the program to attend cohort/mentor meetings and doing self-guided assignments.
Recruitment of the mentees will start in November. Stay tuned!
Mentors work closely with participants to help further their Open Science skills and become ambassadors for Open Science practice, training and education in their communities. The mentors will be assigned to one or more projects (based on their availability) proposed in the program.
Our mentors are:
Mentors advise and inspire:
A mentor spend around 1 hour per week dedicated to the program, but also some time before the program to review applications.
They will meet their mentees every two weeks during the program and will attend group calls with other mentors to exchange notes and develop their mentoring skills further.
Our mentors will
We are currently recruiting the mentors for the second round. Please reach out to one of the organizers if you are interested.
Our program is only possible thanks to our awesome mentors:
Experts will be invited to join cohort calls or individual mentorship calls to share their experience and expertise during the program.
Our experts are:
Experts may be invited to:
We are currently recruiting the experts for the second round.
Our experts are essential for the program:
We are graduates, mentors, and hosts of various Mozilla Open Leaders cohorts, in which we have gained expertise in the technical and culture track.
Expertise: OLS co-lead, Galaxy and Galaxy training, Citizen science
Life Science: Bioinformatics, High-throughput sequencing
Bérénice is also passionate about training, regularly giving workshops (data analysis, tool development, etc). She started and still co-leads the Galaxy Training Material project. She is a co-deputy training coordinator for ELIXIR Germany (de.NBI, and a founder of Street Science Community, an outreach program.
Expertise: OLS co-lead, Community building, Mentorship, Data Science best practices, Inclusive and collaborative practices, Python, Git, Unix
Life Science: Bioinformatics, algorithm design
Malvika Sharan is the community manager of _The Turing Way- at The Alan Turing Institute. Malvika works with its community of diverse members to develop resources and ways that can make data science accessible for a wider audience. Malvika has a PhD in Bioinformatics and she worked at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany, that helped her solidify her values as an Open Researcher and community builder. She is a co-founder of the Open Life Science program, a fellow of Software Sustainability Institute, a board member of Open Bioinformatics Foundation, and a contributing member of The Carpentries community.
Expertise: OLS co-lead, Software development, Community building, Mentoring
Yo is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, founder of Code is Science, EngD student at the University of Manchester studying the effects of community and usabilty on open source software, editor for the PLOS Open Source Toolkit, board member of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation, and a software developer at the University of Cambridge, working on an open source biological data warehouse called InterMine.
We also participate in a wide range of activities in different international communities of practice in the life sciences:
We have high ethical standards, including:
This program is made possible thanks to our partners and sponsors!
The Bio-IT is a bioinformatics community project at EMBL, Heidelberg. Its previous and current members (Toby Hodges and Renato Alves) supported the early development of OLS and continue to serve as mentors and Experts.
de.NBI (the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure) is supporting Bérénice’s involvement in OLS as part of her training work.
The program organisers are associated with ELIXIR member institutes and several mentors and experts are from different ELIXIR nodes.
Freiburg Galaxy team is supporting Bérénice’s involvement in OLS as part of her training work.
This program will be supported by SSI fellowship offered to Malvika from 2019-2020. Yo is a SSI fellow from the previous year.
Malvika is a community manager of this project. Turing Way is also a collaborating organisation under the OLS-2 for Turing call for application that aims to build mentor-mentee relationships in the Turing community.
Please note that it’s very important to us that we maintain a positive and supportive environment for everyone who wants to participate. When you join us we ask that you follow our code of conduct in all interactions both on and offline.