Because good research needs good data


Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh is a teacher, speaker and investor, regarded as one of Europe’s foremost experts in digital media for public services.

His company, NoTosh Limited, invests in tech startups and film on behalf of public and private investors, works with those companies to build their creative businesses, and takes the lessons learnt from the way these people work back into schools and universities across the world.

David Lynn

David joined the Wellcome Trust in April 2004, where he is a member of the Executive Team and Head of Strategic Planning and Policy.  He was responsible for leading the development of the Wellcome Trust’s 2005-2010 Strategic Plan, Making a Difference, published in September 2005 and the Trust’s 2010-2020 Strategic Plan, Extraordinary Opportunities, published in February 2010.  He leads a team responsible for developing the Trust’s policies on a range of issues; formulating approaches to evaluating the output and outcomes of Trust-funded work; and co-ordinating strategic planning across the Trust. 

David’s career has been in science policy and strategy.  He has worked alongside the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser in the Cabinet Office.  His time at the UK Department of Trade and Industry involved him working closely with the European Space Agency and European Commission on earth observation policy; and he has worked in a number of roles for the Natural Environment Research Council.

Jeff Haywood

Vice Principal Knowledge Management, Chief Information Officer & Librarian, University of Edinburgh.

Andrew Charlesworth

Andrew Charlesworth is Reader in IT Law in the School of Law and Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, where he is the Director of the cross-disciplinary Centre for IT & Law. His key areas of research include data privacy, freedom of information, intellectual property, and e-commerce.

Victoria Stodden

Victoria Stodden is assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and serves as a member of the National Science Foundation's
Advisory Committee on CyberInfrastructure. She is one of the creators of SparseLab, a collaborative platform for reproducible computational research and has developed a new licensing structure for computational research, called the Reproducible Research Standard. She is currently working on the NSF-funded project: "Policy Design for Reproducibility and Data Sharing in Computational Science."

Heather Piwowar
I am a postdoc research associate, funded by the NSF DataONE cyberinfrastructure project.  I’m working with the Dryad team at NESCent, focusing on analysis of data sharing and reuse behaviour.  I am working remotely from Vancouver Canada, with a home base in the Biodiversity building in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia.
My research focuses on studying the patterns, prevalence and impact of data sharing and reuse behaviour of “small science” post-publication datasets.  My doctoral research focused on biomedical data, particularly gene expression research.  My postdoc work, in contrast, will concentrate on data in evolution and ecology.
You can follow my research progress on the web:
* published research, news, and CV
* open research notes at Open Wet Ware
* twitter @researchremix
* github open source code
* slideshare open presentations
* friendfeed researchremix
If you have any questions, suggestions, or interest overlap with my published research, datasets, or research plans, please get in touch — I’d love to hear from you.

Heather is a postdoc research associate, funded by the NSF-funded DataONE cyberinfrastructure project.  She is working with the Dryad team at NESCent, studying data sharing and reuse behaviour.  She works remotely from Vancouver, Canada, with a home base in the Biodiversity building in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia.

Her research focuses on studying the patterns, prevalence and impact of data sharing and reuse behaviour of “small science” post-publication datasets

Mark Hahnel

Mark is the founder of FigShare, an open data tool that allows researchers to publish all of their data in a citable, searchable and sharable manner. He's fresh out of of academia, having just completed his PhD in stem cellbiology at Imperial College London, having previously studied genetics in both Newcastle and Leeds. He is passionate about open science and the potential it has to  revolutionise the research community. For more information visit FigShare. You can also follow Mark at @figshare

Adam Hedgecoe

Adam Hedgecoe is a Professor in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and Associate Director of Cesagen, the ESRC's Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics. His work has mainly focused on the social impact of genetic testing, particularly medical professionals' attitudes towards such testing and their reasons for adopting or resisting the uptake of genetic tests. He is author of the prize-winning book The Politics of Personalised Medicine: Pharmacogenetics in he Clinic (2004, Cambridge University Press).

Professor Philip E Bourne

Philip E. Bourne PhD is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego,  Associate Director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank and an Adjunct Professor at the Burnham Institute. He is a Past President of the International Society for Computational Biology. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal PLoS Computational Biology and a long standing member of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Genome Canada panels responsible for reviewing proposals relating to computational biology.

Natasa Milic-Frayling

As a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), Natasa Milic-Frayling is setting research directions for the Integrated Systems Group, focussing on new paradigms for digital content management and analysis, communication, and social interaction.

Through interdisciplinary research, her team brings to bear expertise from information retrieval, machine learning, network analysis, human computer interaction, and design principles to explore fundamental concepts and new approaches to

  • Management, sharing, and making sense of digital information
  • Analysing large networks, social media, and interaction in online communities
  • Cross-platform computing and support for a coherent user experience across mobile, desktop, web, and cloud environment. 

In her Principal Researcher role, Natasa fosters collaboration across Microsoft teams and Microsoft external partners. From 2008 to 2010 she served as Director of the Research Partnership Programme and connected MS Research with leading industry organizations to collaborate on strategic problems. She led MS Research participation in the EU project PLANETS (2006-2010), focussed on the long term preservation of digital content, and collaborated with the CFMS (2007-2010) partners in the aerospace industry to explore the use of technologies in the engineering design to capture and disseminate knowledge and best practices.