November AMA Call: Understanding The "Reproducibility Crisis" And Funding Opportunities For ECRs

16 Nov 2019

Hello everyone,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are writing to invite you to yet another "Ask me Anything" meeting, this time dedicated to:

 Understanding the "reproducibility crisis" and funding opportunities for ECRs.

Mohammad Akhlaghi from Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) will talk about a template produced within RDA activities providing a solution to the computational/analytical aspect of the "reproducibility crisis". The template contains human, and machine-readable, instructions on how to automatically reproduce the results of a project that uses it: download the inputs (necessary software source code and data, and build the software), do the analysis to produce the output (run the input software on the input data to any level of complexity) and produce the narrative PDF (for example a published paper providing context and qualitative analysis with figures).  As part of the RDA grant Mohammad and his colleagues have funding to invite several researchers from outside of astronomy/astrophysics (academia or industry) to the IAC (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) for a week to help in adopting this template for their research (all costs will be covered).  

If you are interested in attending please note that registration is required https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/november-ama-call-understanding-the-reproducibility-crisis-and-funding-opportunities-for-ecrs-tickets-81869408605 

Additional information:

The talk will be held online on Wednesday, November 20th at 15:00-16:00 UTC (10:00-11:00 EDT)

*Click  here to find out the time of the event in your time zone.

Some short information about the speaker:

Short bio

Mohammad Akhlaghi[1] is a Big Data Astronomer at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)[3], Spain. He is the founder of a reproducible paper template project that was awarded an RDA-Europe adoption grant[2] (2019), and is also the founder of GNU Astronomy Utilities[4] (a collection of free software programs and libraries for astronomical data analysis). He received his PhD in astronomy from Tohoku University (Japan) and prior to coming to the IAC was CNRS postdoctoral fellow in Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL, France).

[1] https://akhlaghi.org

[2] https://www.iac.es/en

[3] https://www.rd-alliance.org/blogs/adoption-grant-introductions-template-reproducible-shareable-and-archivable-data-analysis.html

[4] https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuastro

 

Looking forward to talking with you!

Mervyn O Luing

Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG)