Welcome to the 5th cohort of OLS program!

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The OLS-5 program

Purpose: Training for early stage researchers and young leaders interested in furthering their Open Science skills

Outcome: Ambassadors for Open Science practice, training and education across multiple European and international bioinformatics communities.

Process: A 16-week mentoring & training program, based on the Mozilla Open Leader program, helping participants in becoming Open Science ambassadors by using three principles:

  1. Sharing essential knowledge required to create, lead, and sustain an Open Science project.
  2. Connecting members across different communities, backgrounds, and identities by creating space in this program for them to share their experiences and expertise.
  3. Empowering them to become effective Open Science ambassadors in their communities.

Table of content

Goals and Learning Objectives

The vision of Open Life Science program is to strengthen Open Science skills for early stage researchers and young leaders in life science.

At the end of the program, our participants will be able to:

  • Describe and define the terms openness, open science, open leadership, community interactions, value exchanges, inclusivity, accessibility, open Science practices in developing resources and training
  • Learn how to apply those principles to open leadership and working open in their projects and communities . Learn how to collect, invite, and tell stories that demonstrate how and why openness benefits the communities they serve
  • Give original examples for the types of openness in science
  • Design
    • Illustrate the need for a project, its vision, and its goals
    • Embrace and communicate the benefits of Open Science and how to strategically apply different open practices to their work
    • Identify the public resources to share their data
    • Identify the different type of Open Access and associated journals
  • Build
    • Start any project with openness in mind from day one
    • Setup a project repository on GitHub using best practices for enabling collaboration
    • Choose and apply open licenses appropriately
  • Empower
    • Create and enforce a safe working environment
    • Promote the values of Open Science to empower others to lead and collaborate
    • Include a broad range of contributors in their work
    • Communicate their work and vision in a 2min demo of elevator pitch
  • Lead an open project in science

Timeline

Schedule

During the program,

  • Mentors and mentees meet every 2 weeks for a 30 minutes call
  • Mentees participate every ~2 weeks to 90-minutes cohort calls during which the program leaders introduce new topics and resources, facilitate break-out discussions, and invite expert from the field to give talks
  • Mentees can participate to skill-up, Q&A or coworking session in the weeks without cohort calls
  • Mentors take part to mentoring workshop and calls

OLS schedule overview. In the middle, the timeline represents the 16 weeks. On the top, boxes in green represent the 8 different cohort calls pointing to the corresponding weeks (even week numbers). Below the week timeline, blue boxes represent the mentor-mentee meetings pointing to the uneven number weeks. Below the blue boxes, are red boxes corresponding to 3 skill-up calls: "GitHub tutorial for beginners" (week 5), "Open Leadership: Academia, industry, and beyond" (week 9), "Self-care & social call" (week 1s)

Organizers will inform participants of the week schedule by email.

Subscribe to the OLS calendar

Week Call Date Topic Agenda
Week 00 (start. February 21, 2022) Mentor February 21, 2022 (17:00 Universal Time) Mentor onboarding group 1  
  Mentor February 22, 2022 (09:00 Universal Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 1  
Week 01 (start. February 28, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   1st mentor-mentee meeting  
  Mentor March 02, 2022 (09:00 Universal Time) Mentor onboarding group 2  
  Mentor (15:00 Universal Time) Mentor onboarding group 1  
  Mentor March 02, 2022 (13:00 Universal Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 2  
  Mentor March 03, 2022 (17:00 Universal Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 3  
Week 02 (start. March 07, 2022) Cohort March 07, 2022 (17:00 Universal Time) Welcome to Open Life Science!  
Week 03 (start. March 14, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   2nd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Cohort March 16, 2022 (10:00 Universal Time) Welcome to Open Life Science!  
Week 04 (start. March 21, 2022) Cohort March 23, 2022 (10:00 Universal Time) Tooling and roadmapping for Open projects  
Week 05 (start. March 28, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   3rd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up March 28, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) GitHub tutorial for beginners  
Week 06 (start. April 04, 2022) Cohort April 04, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Open Science I: Project Development and Introduction to Working Open  
Week 07 (start. April 11, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   4th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A April 13, 2022 (09:00 Universal Time) Q&A call  
Week 08 (start. April 18, 2022) Cohort April 20, 2022 (09:00 Universal Time) Community design for inclusivity  
Week 09 (start. April 25, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   5th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up April 25, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Open Leadership: Academia, industry and beyond!  
Week 10 (start. May 02, 2022) Cohort May 02, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Open Science II: Knowledge Dissemination  
Week 11 (start. May 09, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   6th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A May 11, 2022 (09:00 Universal Time) Q&A call  
Week 12 (start. May 16, 2022) Cohort May 18, 2022 (09:00 Universal Time) Diversity and Inclusion & Ally skills  
Week 13 (start. May 23, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   7th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up May 23, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Self-care & Social call  
Week 14 (start. May 30, 2022) Cohort May 30, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Open Science III: Next steps in open  
Week 15 (start. June 06, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   8th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up June 07, 2022 (08:00 Universal Time) Final presentation rehearsal - Group 1  
  Skill-up June 08, 2022 (13:00 Universal Time) Final presentation rehearsal - Group 2  
  Skill-up June 09, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Final presentation rehearsal - Group 3  
Week 16 (start. June 13, 2022) Cohort June 14, 2022 (08:00 Universal Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1  
  Cohort June 15, 2022 (13:00 Universal Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 2  
  Cohort June 16, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 3  
  Cohort July 18, 2022 (08:00 Universal Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 4  
  Cohort July 20, 2022 (16:00 Universal Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 5  

Role Descriptions

Project leads (aka Mentees)

Participants join this program with a project that they either are already working on or want to develop during this program. More details about the role of a project lead (mentee) can be found here.

For the fifth round of the Open Life Science program, we welcome 71 participants with 34 projects.

Mentors

Our project leads are supported in this program by our mentor-community who are paired based on the compatibility of expertise, interests and requirements of their projects. Our mentors are Open Science practitioners and champions with previous experiences in training and mentoring. They are currently working in different professions in data science, publishing, community building, software development, clinical studies, industries, scientific training and IT services.

Mentors advise and inspire

  • Connect: to people, programs, companies
  • Recommend: resources, readings, classes, experiences
  • Feedback: for the project leads to consider

Pool of mentors

We thank the 35 mentors this round.

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Alejandro Coca Castro

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@alejo_coca

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Spatial data science, Satellite imagery, Environmental science

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Anne Fouilloux

Pronouns: she/her
@AnneFouilloux

Nordic E-Infrastructure Collaboration (Neic), University Of Oslo, Norway. , Norway

Expertise:
Open science, Reproducible research, Fair software, Fair data

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Anne Treasure

@annemtreasure

Independent Consultant , South Africa

Expertise:
Data life cycle, Data management, Open data, Open science, Reproducible research, Data sharing, Data curation, Ecology, Marine & terrestrial sciences, Invasion biology, Climate change, Data pipelines & workflows, Biodiversity, Environment, Polar science, Capacity development, Skills training, Data science

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Arielle Bennett

Pronouns: she/her
@biotechchat

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Road mapping and strategy planning, Community consultation, Culture change, Code of conducts, Community goals, Drug discovery, Computational biology, Neuroscience.

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Batool Almarzouq

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@batool664

Kaimrc , Saudi Arabia

Expertise:
Reproducibility, Computational biology

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Beatriz Serrano-Solano

Pronouns: she/her
@Birthae

University Of Freiburg , Germany

Expertise:
Community management, Computational biology, Women in STEM, Ontologies, Imaging, R, Project management

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Burce Elbasan


University Ulm , Germany

Expertise:
Cancer biology, Brain tumors, Molecular genetics, Molecular mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

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Deepak Unni

Pronouns: He/Him
@deepakunni3

Sib Swiss Institute Of Bioinformatics , Switzerland

Expertise:
Fair, Knowledge graphs, Terminologies, Bio(medical) ontologies, Data modeling, Data integration

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Diego Onna

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@DiegoOnna

Universidad De Buenos Aires , Argentina

Expertise:
Chemistry of materials, Nanomaterials, Machine learning, Chemometrics, Photochemistry, Physical chemistry, Chemical education

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Emma Karoune

Pronouns: she/her
@ekaroune

The Alan Turing Institute And Historic England , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Fair data, Sensitive data, Community building, Open publishing, Phytoliths, Environmental archaeology, Palaeoecology

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Emmy Tsang

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@emmy_ft

Netherlands

Expertise:
Community strategies, Open research

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Esther Plomp

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@PhDToothFAIRy

Delft University Of Technology - Faculty Of Applied Sciences , Netherlands

Expertise:
Open protocols, Open data, Research data management, FAIR, Archaeology, Bioanthropology, Isotopes, Osteology

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Fotis Psomopoulos

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@fopsom

Institute Of Applied Biosciences, Centre For Research And Technology Hellas , Greece

Expertise:
Bioinformatics, Machine learning, Training, Open Science

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Georgia Aitkenhead

Pronouns: She/her

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Citizen science, Participatory science, Open source, Neurodiversity, Sensory processing, Co-creation

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Gracielle Higino

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@graciellehigino

University Of British Columbia , Canada

Expertise:
Reproducibility, Open data, Data management, Collaboration, Data synthesis, Science communication, Ecology, Biodiversity

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Julien Colomb

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@j_colomb

Hu Berlin , Germany

Expertise:
Research data management, Open science, Scholarly communication, Neurosciences, Reproducible reports

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Stephan Heunis

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@fmrwhy

Research Center Juelich, Germany , Germany

Expertise:
Research data management, Open source tools for code and data sharing, Signal processing with python;

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Lena Karvovskaya

Pronouns: she, her
@langdata

Vu Amsterdam , Netherlands

Expertise:
Linguistics, Research data management, Fieldwork, Semantics, Typology

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Caleb Kibet

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@calkibet

Kenya

Expertise:
Community building, Reproducibility, Computational Biology, Regulatory Genomics

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Katharina Lauer

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@lauerkatharina

Elixir , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Infectious diseases, Data driven life sciences, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, External relations

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Lisanna Paladin

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@LisannaPaladin

Embl Heidelberg , Germany

Expertise:
Protein structure, Protein features, Computational biology, Bioinformatics, Software engineering, Training

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Luis Pedro Coelho

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@luispedrocoelho

Fudan University , China

Expertise:
Microbiome, Computational biology

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Malvika Sharan

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@malvikasharan

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Community building, Mentoring, Data Science best practices, Reproducibility, Inclusive and collaborative practices, Python, Version Control, Funding Proposals, Bioinformatics, Algorithm design

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Meag Doherty

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@emdohh

United States

Expertise:
Product strategy, Go to market, User research

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Michael Addy

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Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology , Ghana

Expertise:
Building energy, Digital construction

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Mayya Sundukova

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@mayya_sundukova

Igdore , Spain

Expertise:
Biophysics, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Fluorescence imaging, Electrophysiology, Life coaching, Career coaching, Journaling, Storytelling, Serious play

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Muhammet Celik

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Turkey

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Alexander Martinez Mendez

@mxrtinez

Universidad Industrial De Santander / La-Conga Physics , Colombia

Expertise:
Reproducibility

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Patricia Herterich

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@pherterich

Dcc, University Of Edinburgh , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Research data management, Fair data, Collaboration, Library and archiving skills, Open science and community

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Sara Villa

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@VillaScience

King'S College London , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Genomics, Molecular biology, Ngs, Sequencing analysis, Reproducibility, Chromatin & dna

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Sebastián Ayala Ruano

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@sayalaruano

Maastricht University , The Netherlands

Expertise:
Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Cheminformatics, Data science, Machine learning, Network science, Drug discovery, Open science

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Sara El-Gebali

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@yalahowy

Scilifelab/Fairpoints , Sweden

Expertise:
Research data management, Open science, Fair principles, Inclusion & equity

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Stephen Klusza

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@codebiologist

Clayton State University , United States

Expertise:
Life sciences, Genetics, Synthetic biology, Accessibility

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Renato Alves

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@renato_alvs

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) , Germany

Expertise:
Full-stack developer, Computational Training, Reproducibility, Computational biology, Metagenomics, Meta-transcriptomics

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Yo Yehudi

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@yoyehudi

United Kingdom

Expertise:
Software development, Community building, Mentoring

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Mentoring training

Mentorship roles can sound like a big personal responsibility and can be overwhelming for new mentors. To support our mentors in this program, we will offer training, topic-based guided discussions and opportunity for social interaction over 4 calls during the mentorship round:

  • 2 training calls in the beginning of the cohort to get participants trained and prepared for their role as mentors
  • 1 catch-up call in the middle of the cohort to discuss new topics and challenges that might have occurred and address them
  • 1 call at the end to capture experiences of mentors and assess their interest in future cohorts
  • Social and co-working calls schedule will be agreed among the mentors as per their needs and interests

In the mentor training, our mentors will then gain mentoring skills (active listening, effective questioning, giving feedback), learn to celebrate successes and gain confidence on navigating challenges in mentoring.

A dedicated slack channel will facilitate open discussions among mentors to help them discuss their experiences, challenges and tips and tricks (contact the team if you are not yet on this channel).

Experts

Experts are invited to join cohort calls or individual mentorship calls to share their experience and expertise during the program.

We thank the 26 persons who registered to be experts in this round.

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Alexandra Holinski

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EMBL-EBI , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Scientific Education and Training, Course development, Course design, Course delivery, Methods of interactive delivery (face-to-face and virtual courses), Online training, Community building, Open Science, FAIR principles, Principles of FAIRification of (training) material, Protein Biochemistry

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Alex Chan

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@alexwlchan

Wellcome Collection , United Kingdom

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Anne Treasure

@annemtreasure

Independent Consultant , South Africa

Expertise:
Data life cycle, Data management, Open data, Open science, Reproducible research, Data sharing, Data curation, Ecology, Marine & terrestrial sciences, Invasion biology, Climate change, Data pipelines & workflows, Biodiversity, Environment, Polar science, Capacity development, Skills training, Data science

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Cassandra Gould Van Praag

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@cassgvp

University Of Oxford , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Neuroimaging, Community, Edi, Champions/ambassadors programme, Data sharing, Incentives/reward, Academia-to-professional services transition / research adjacent roles, Transparent and inclusive leadership.

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Deepak Unni

Pronouns: He/Him
@deepakunni3

Sib Swiss Institute Of Bioinformatics , Switzerland

Expertise:
Fair, Knowledge graphs, Terminologies, Bio(medical) ontologies, Data modeling, Data integration

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Edward Wallace

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@ewjwallace

University Of Edinburgh , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Gene expression, Rna, Yeast & fungi, Bioinformatics, Open science, Data literacy, Open science in project and teaching context, Practical github, R packages, Balancing open science with the rest of your career;

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Georgia Aitkenhead

Pronouns: She/her

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Citizen science, Participatory science, Open source, Neurodiversity, Sensory processing, Co-creation

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Gudrun Gygli

Expertise:
Enzymology, Biochemstry, Bioinformatics, Molecular modelling, Molecular dynamics simulations, Deep eutectic solvents, Oxidoreductases, Data stewardship, Laboratory automation, Fair data

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Hao Ye

Pronouns: he/him
@Hao_and_Y

University Of Florida , United States

Expertise:
Ecology, Health sciences, R, Git and github, Version control, Time series analysis, Research reproducibility, Community management, Ally skills training

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Irene Ramos

Pronouns: she / her

National Commission For The Knowledge And Use Of Biodiversity (Conabio) , Mexico

Expertise:
Open data, Data management, Agrobiodiversity, Sustainability science, Inter and transdisciplinary research

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Iratxe Puebla

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@IratxePuebla

Asapbio , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Preprints, Publishing, Open access, Data publication

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Jesper Dramsch

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@jesperdramsch

Ecmwf , Germany

Expertise:
Machine learning, Diversity

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Jez Cope

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@jezcope

The British Library , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Research data management, Digital scholarship, Libraries, Open research, Open data, Open scholarship, Open science, Research software engineering practice, Neurodiversity, Glam

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Joyce Kao

Pronouns: she/her
@joyceykao

University Hospital Rwth Aachen , Germany

Expertise:
Digital health, Digital medicine, Community building, Operations management, Project management, Strategy development, App development

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Stephan Heunis

Pronouns: he/him
@fmrwhy

Research Center Juelich, Germany , Germany

Expertise:
Research data management, Open source tools for code and data sharing, Signal processing with python;

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Lena Karvovskaya

Pronouns: she, her
@langdata

Vu Amsterdam , Netherlands

Expertise:
Linguistics, Research data management, Fieldwork, Semantics, Typology

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Katharina Lauer

Pronouns: she/her
@lauerkatharina

Elixir , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Infectious diseases, Data driven life sciences, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, External relations

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Laura Carter

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@LauraC_rter

University Of Essex , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Gender, Discrimination, Human rights, Feminism

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Luis Pedro Coelho

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@luispedrocoelho

Fudan University , China

Expertise:
Microbiome, Computational biology

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Mayya Sundukova

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@mayya_sundukova

Igdore , Spain

Expertise:
Biophysics, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Fluorescence imaging, Electrophysiology, Life coaching, Career coaching, Journaling, Storytelling, Serious play

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Patricia Herterich

Pronouns: she/her
@pherterich

Dcc, University Of Edinburgh , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Research data management, Fair data, Collaboration, Library and archiving skills, Open science and community

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Raphael Sonabend

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@RaphaelS101

Wellcome , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Machine learning, Ethical modelling, Risk and uncertainty communication, Transparent and accessible ai, Automl, Benchmarking, Survival analysis (and fundamental problems)

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Renato Augusto Correa Dos Santos

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@CorreaSantosRA

Changing From Unicamp To Another Institution (Post-Doc) , Brazil

Expertise:
Bioinformatics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Omics, Education

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Sara El-Gebali

Pronouns: She, her
@yalahowy

Scilifelab/Fairpoints , Sweden

Expertise:
Research data management, Open science, Fair principles, Inclusion & equity

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Stefanie Butland

Pronouns: she/her
@stefaniebutland

Ropensci , Canada

Expertise:
Building inclusive sustainable communities, Communicating in the open, Virtual events, Github, r, Open software peer review

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Teresa Cisneros

@chicanaEnLondon

United Kingdom

Expertise:
Equity, Diversity and inclusion (transformative justice approaches)

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Experts sorted by their expertise areas

A dedicated slack channel will facilitate open discussions among experts and other participants in OLS-5 to help them expand their network while discussing relevant topics (contact the team if you are not yet on this channel).

Speakers during cohort calls

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Andrew Stewart

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@ajstewart_lang

University Of Manchester , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Open research, Reproducibility, Psychology

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Anelda Van Der Walt

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@aneldavdw

Talarify , South Africa

Expertise:
Community building

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Chad Sansing

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@chadsansing

Mozilla Foundation , United States

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Sarah Stamps

@dsarahstamps

Virginia Tech , United States

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Emmy Tsang

Pronouns: she/her
@emmy_ft

Netherlands

Expertise:
Community strategies, Open research

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Hao Ye

Pronouns: he/him
@Hao_and_Y

University Of Florida , United States

Expertise:
Ecology, Health sciences, R, Git and github, Version control, Time series analysis, Research reproducibility, Community management, Ally skills training

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Hong Phuc Dang

@hpdang

Singapore

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Lilly Winfree

Pronouns: she/her
@lilscientista

Open Knowledge Foundation , United States

Expertise:
Project management, Open source, Open data, Open science, Data management, Project communications, Giving presentations, Writing documentation, Working with a distributed team, Neuroscience

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Malvika Sharan

Pronouns: she/her
@malvikasharan

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Community building, Mentoring, Data Science best practices, Reproducibility, Inclusive and collaborative practices, Python, Version Control, Funding Proposals, Bioinformatics, Algorithm design

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Philippe Rocca-Serra

Pronouns: he/him
@Phil_at_OeRC

University Of Oxford E-Research Centre, Department Of Engineering Science , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Data Management, FAIR Data, Ontologies, Metabolomics, Functional Genomics

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Raniere Silva

Pronouns: he/him
@rgaiacs

Brazil

Expertise:
GitHub/GitLab, License, Community, Teaching, Machine Learning, X-rays

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Rowland Mosbergen


Australia

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Yo Yehudi

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@yoyehudi

United Kingdom

Expertise:
Software development, Community building, Mentoring

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Facilitators

Facilitators work closely with the OLS organisers to manage and run cohort calls. They lead efforts in preparing cohort call notes, co-hosting cohort calls and ensuring the sharing of call recordings and resources through OLS channelss

We thank the 5 persons who facilitated in this round.

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Batool Almarzouq

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@batool664

Kaimrc , Saudi Arabia

Expertise:
Reproducibility, Computational biology

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Festus Nyasimi

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@Festus_nyasimi

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) , Kenya

Expertise:
Bioinformatics, Data Science, Python, Biomedical Research

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Michael Landi

Pronouns: He/Him
@CofiaLandy

Swedish University Of Agricultural Sciences , Kenya

Expertise:
Bioinformatics: cassava epigeneitics

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Manuel Lera Ramirez

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@manu_lera

Institut Curie , France

Expertise:
Biophysics, Genetics, Image analysis

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Mayya Sundukova

Pronouns: she/her
@mayya_sundukova

Igdore , Spain

Expertise:
Biophysics, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Fluorescence imaging, Electrophysiology, Life coaching, Career coaching, Journaling, Storytelling, Serious play

Organizers

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Bérénice Batut

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@bebatut

University of Freiburg , Germany

Expertise:
Galaxy, Galaxy training, Citizen science, Bioinformatics, High-throughput sequencing, Metagenomics, Wordpress, Jekyll, GitHub/GitLab Pages, Designing and developing training material, Collaborating with Git & GitHub/GitLab, Git, GitHub, GitLab, Publishing web content

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Emmy Tsang

Pronouns: she/her
@emmy_ft

Netherlands

Expertise:
Community strategies, Open research

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Malvika Sharan

Pronouns: she/her
@malvikasharan

The Alan Turing Institute , United Kingdom

Expertise:
Community building, Mentoring, Data Science best practices, Reproducibility, Inclusive and collaborative practices, Python, Version Control, Funding Proposals, Bioinformatics, Algorithm design

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Paz Bernaldo

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Argentina

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Collaborators

OLS team have established the following collaborations to support organisation specific projects within the OLS-5 cohort:

OLS-5 for EOSC-Life

Open Life Science has received the EOSC-Life Training grant (first round), to train and mentor EOSC-RI members under the collaboration name OLS-5 for EOSC-Life. In the simplest terms, EOSC-Life is 13 European life science Research Infrastructures making their data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) so that researchers can combine resources from multiple RIs for new research funded through our Open Calls and receive support through the variety of additional services we offer, including alignment with relevant standards and policies (GDPR, etc.).

OLS-5 for Faculty of Applied Sciences/TNW - TU Delft

Under the collaboration name OLS-5 for TNW, Open Life Science has partnered with the Faculty of Applied Sciences through the Faculty Graduate School and the Data Steward, Dr. Esther Plomp at TU Delft. This partnership will offer training and mentoring to interested members from the Faculty of Applied Sciences to join the 5th cohort (OLS-5) individually or in teams. They will have an opportunity to develop Open Science aspects in the projects that they either already have been working on, or want to develop in the near future. Mentors will be preferably selected within their own discipline, as PhD candidates will be eligible for 5 Discipline-related credits for their Doctoral Education Programme.

OLS-5 for Turing

Under the collaboration name OLS-5 for Turing, Open Life Science has partnered with The Turing Way, a project within the Tools, Practices and Systems Research Program in The Alan Turing Institute. This partnership will offer training and mentoring to interested members from Turing and The Turing Way communities to join the fifth cohort (OLS-5) individually or in teams. They will have an opportunity to develop Open Science aspects in the projects that they either already have been working on, or want to develop in the near future. Mentors will be preferably selected from The Alan Turing Institute but there will be a possibility to match projects with the right mentor from the broader cohort. The roles and benefits for the participants and the eligibility of proposed projects will be as described for our main program.

This program will provide a unique opportunity to individuals and teams in these organisations to integrate best practices for open and reproducible research in new or ongoing projects.

Resources

The resources available to the OLS-5 cohort members will facilitate their communication, training, mentoring and learning process during their participation in the program.

Calls

Cohort calls

The full cohort meetings take place every 2 weeks (unless mentioned otherwise) and last for 90 minutes.

During these calls:

  • Organisers/hosts will introduce new topic of the week
  • Speakers will present their work related to the topic of the week
  • Participants will be given group discussion exercises
  • An open Q&A will be run and notes will be co-developed
  • Exercises will be given for the week to be completed before the mentee-mentor meeting

The calls will be hosted online using the Zoom web-conferencing option. A link for the calls will be shared for each meeting separately.

Look up the shared notes for each call linked to the schedule in this website. You will also be updated via email each week by the organisers with additional details to aid your participation.

If you can’t make it to a call:

The call will be recorded and available on the OLS YouTube channel after the call.

If you can not attend most calls during the program due to the time zone incompatibility or other personal obligation, please let the organisers know. If you are unable to communicate with your mentor regularly or do not engage in the program as planned, we may need to evaluate if you are able to finish the program.

Mentor-mentee calls

The Mentor-mentee calls take place every 2 weeks (unless mentioned otherwise) and last for 30 minutes.

During these calls:

  • Mentors help their mentees evaluate their understanding of the new topics
  • Mentees will complete their task assigned at the cohort calls using new skills learned that week
  • Mentors and mentee will review progress together where mentees provide constructive feedback
  • Mentors will connect mentees with other experts and get consulted on their project when needed

Coordinate with your mentor how you manage the notes and assignments for your 1:1 calls.

The online communication options can be agreed upon by the mentor-mentee pairs. A few options to explore are the following:

  • Zoom: 40 mins limit for each call
  • Google hangout: Free for members with google account
  • Skype: Free, download the app
  • Whereby.com: Free option, valid upto 4 participants
  • Jitsi: Free, open source web-based call is possible
  • Whatsapp or other phone-based calls: Only if both mentor and mentee are comfortable with exchanging numbers

If a mentor has to miss a mentee-mentor meeting, please discuss it with your mentee and reschedule your call. If you are unable to make it to any slot together, please find other ways (asynchronous documentation) to interact with your mentee.

If a mentor has to step back from the program for any reason, please communicate with the organisers to identify an alternative for their mentees.

Skill-up calls

In some weeks during which there is not cohort call, we will offer some optional skill-up calls.

The calls will be hosted online using the Zoom web-conferencing option. A link for the calls will be shared for each meeting separately.

Look up the shared notes for each call linked to the schedule in this website. You will also be updated via email each week by the organisers with additional details to aid your participation.

Q&A calls

The Q&A sessions take place in weeks during which there is not cohort call. These calls are optional but highly valuable for enhancing your understanding of the materials discussed in OLS-4 with the help of other participants.

The calls will be hosted online using the Zoom web-conferencing option. A link for the calls will be shared for each meeting separately.

Mentor calls

4 mentor calls will take place during the program.

The calls will be hosted online using the Zoom web-conferencing option. A link for the calls will be shared for each meeting separately.

Speaker Guide

We have a short guide for invited speakers.

Communication channels

Communication within the cohort members

OLS-5 Slack Channel

A dedicated Slack channel has been setup to facilitate real-time as well as asynchronous communication among the all members of the OLS-5 cohort. A personal invitation link will be shared with the participants via an email.

OLS-5 private Google group

Organizers inform participants of the week schedule by email. An archive of all emails can be found on the private OLS-5 Google group.

An invitation is sent to all participants (mentees, mentors, etc) at the beginning of the program. If it is not the case, please contact the team

Communication with members not in the cohort

Twitter

General updates from the program such as new posts, collaborations and relevant retweets will be shared via our official Twitter channel.

Gitter

We have a public Gitter channel that can be used by members of the public contact the OLS team and community.

OLS Google group

Updates regarding new calls for applications, announcements, and final project presentations are posted on the OLS public Google group

Community Participation Guidelines

This project, as part of the Open Life Science community, is committed to providing a welcoming, friendly, and harassment-free environment for everyone to learn and grow by contributing. As a result, we require participants to follow our code of conduct, which may be found in the policies repository.