Posted by Daniel, June 2017

Repositive Sponsors 2nd DNAdigest guest talk from Amy Tang, EBI

Friday, 7th July 2017 | 19:00 - 21:30

Repositive are delighted to announce we will be sponsoring DNADigest.org’s upcoming guest talk from Amy Tang, EBI: data sharing & open science!

Some of you may remember that Amy recently wrote a guest blog post for us on ArrayExpress. She will continue to share her experience in curating ArrayExpress submissions, discussing the challenges we face at the crossroad of submissions, data sharing, publishing and open science.

We will be happily sponsoring the event with free pizza!


Title: Data sharing and reproducibility --- musings of a data archive's gatekeeper

Abstract: Research reproducibility has been a buzz word in recent years. Some mainstream media (e.g. BBC, Forbes, Guardian) have introduced the issue to the public, which helps to raise its awareness, but most of the discussions outside of the Open Data community remain at the level of dissecting the problem, or offering solutions which mitigate but not tackle the root causes. In this talk, I will share my experience from interacting with depositors of ~4000 data sets at ArrayExpress as well as my discussions with several journal publishers, on what I perceive as the major challenges in tackling poor reproducibility of research. As I bid farewell to EMBL-EBI this summer, I will also reflect on the measures we've implemented in ArrayExpress to address some of the issues, and what more can be done as a community.

Bio: Originally trained as a mouse developmental geneticist, Amy is the curation and training lead for ArrayExpress and Expression Atlas databases. She leads the ArrayExpress data submission service for functional genomics data (e.g. expression arrays, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), drives the user-centric development of submission tool Annotare, and delivers training on best practices of sharing biological data. Before joining EMBL-EBI, Amy was a senior bioinformatician in the Ensembl GeneBuild team, curating gene models for key model organisms such as mouse and rat. She holds a PhD in mouse epigenetics (2006) and a MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (2008), both from Imperial College London.

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