In the last episode we talked about The Carpentries, the joint initiative comprising the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. In this episode we’ve invited Chris Erdmann to talk to us about the third well-known Carpentry out there (not being part of The Carpentries yet): Library Carpentry. Together with Chris, who is the current Library Carpentry Community and Development Director, we dive into what Library Carpentry is, how it came to being, what it does and where it heads to.
In the beginning of 2018 the community initiatives Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry merged to form The Carpentries – a broad joint community of instructors, trainers, maintainers and supporters in general sharing a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers. In the end of May / beginning of June, the first ever CarpentryCon was taking place and was a great success.
Early July we spoke with Tracy Teal (current Executive Director of The Carpentries), as well as with Malvika Sharan and Fotis Psomopoulos (both Co-Chairs for the CarpentryCon) about the Carpentries, the event itself and what it potentially holds for the future.
Unfortunately the connection wasn’t as good as hoped for each guest (or host), but we hope you can still enjoy!
If you’ve been listening to us for a while you have probably already heard about Felix Schönbrodt, as we have mentioned him in a number of episodes talking about projects he was involved in and a number of talks, e.g. his lighting talk at the 2016 Barcamp Science 2.0 or his recent talk at the Open Science Conference 2018. Felix is a principal investigator for Psychological Methods and Assessment at the Department of Psychology, and moreover, he is an absolute Open Science enthusiast.
As we mentioned in our wrap-up episode for this year’s Barcamp Open Science and Open Science Conference, we found Felix’s conference talk really insightful, so it is our pleasure to provide it to you with kind permission from Felix and hope that you find it equally enlightening and motivating.
If you wanna closely follow his presentation including his slides, please use the video embedded into the blogpost for this episode or his slides linked in they the Open Science Conference programme.
As the amounts of research data are ever-growing and data value becomes even more important with respect to data sharing and reuse, the organization and management of data is an incredible important task. The Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO) is a tool developed to solve this task, enabling researchers to plan and manage their research data across the entire research data life cycle. Jochen Klar from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) told us more about it at the Open Science Conference poster session.
As you have recognized, Open Science Radio was attending this year’s Barcamp Open Science as well as the Open Science Conference. This episode is a wrap-up together with Guido Scherp, one of the organizers (you’ll know him by now). Guido is providing his impressions from the two events, we share ours and discuss a few things in general, as well as a few of the talks in more detail (this year we caught a few quotes).
As reproducibility becomes more and more important, one of the main challenges is to support it by making it easier and more accessible. Starting in the domain of geosciences, the DFG-funded project Opening Reproducible Research aims to improve the access to research results that are published over the Internet, and seeks to simplify their reuse in the form of a research compendium. At this poster session Markus Konkol from the Institute of Geoinformatics at WWU Münster provides some insight to the project.