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# Resources for 2020 ## The Turing Way: Transforming Research with Collaborative Working **Slides available at** Please apply to join the _Turing Way_ Book Dash 📚💨 on 21 February 2020. * Deadline for applications **16 January 2020**. * Application form: Please join the _Turing Way_ and Autistica Citizen Science mailing lists 🙏🏻 * Turing Way: * Autistica/Turing Citizen Science: My contact details are available at my lab website: Direct messages on slack are my preferred method of communication. ### Useful resources #### *The Turing Way* * The book: * Github repository: * Contributing guidelines: * Gitter chat room: * Turing Way artwork (all CC-BY and available for reuse!): * Online Collaboration Cafe outline and schedule: * Mailing list: * Book Dash application form: * ***Deadline: 16 January 2020*** * Tweet thread explaining the process a little more: * Reports from previous book dashes: * Manchester: * London: #### The Alan Turing Institute * Institute website * Announcment of £48 million for the AI for Science and Government research programme from the UKRI strategic priority fund: * Description of the Research Engineering Group and the Tools, Practices and Systems research programme: * Blog post "In praise of research engineering": * I didn't have time to describe what a research software engineer is, but it is a fantastic career path that allows researchers to do the job of a traditional "middle author": data management and wrangling, writing software, checking statistical methods and modelling, without having to write papers. * They're professional collaborators and you can apply to join the Turing team at This is a rolling deadline, the team is always looking for great new members 💖 * Also, strong recommendation to visit Bletchley Park! #### Documentation for the win * * You can have unlimited public protocols and 3 private protocols for free: * The spectacular MELD project: * And their protocols: #### Inclusion * Mozilla Open Leadership Whitepaper: * Their training materials: * Slides for my previous talk on "Building Inclusive Communities": * Blog post on "Being Glue" about hidden work in team science: * "Tyranny of Structurelessness" by Jo Freeman: * * And an article explaining how this relates to culture in Silicon Valley: * Blog post: "Abraham Wald and the Missing Bullet Holes" excerpted from "How Not To Be Wrong" by Jordan Ellenberg: * Quote: "The armor, said Wald, doesn’t go where the bullet holes are. It goes where the bullet holes aren’t: on the engines." * "Open Science Isn't Always Open to All Scientists", by Christie Bahlai, Lewis J. Bartlett, Kevin R. Burgio, Auriel M. V. Fournier, Carl N. Keiser, Timothée Poisot & Kaitlin Stack Whitney: * Includes link to "Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access": * Relevent for discussions on open initiatives perpetuating and increasing global inequality. #### Team science * Blog post: "Stop searching for that data scientist unicorn" by Vivian Zhang: * Emoji key to acknowledge different types of contribution: #### Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project * Slides from my talk "Participatory citizen science to improve autistic people's lives": * Mailing list: * Github repository: * Contributing guidelines: * Gitter chat room: #### University and College Union * The University and College Union: * Free for postgraduate students who teach ## Open and transparent leadership in academia **Slides available at** You are all welcome and encouraged to join the "Open As In Book" online book club. Details are available at The next book is "Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy" by Chris Crass. My contact details are available at my lab website: Direct messages on slack are my preferred method of communication. ### Useful resources: #### Inspiration * Zombie Marie Curie comic from XKCD: * My tweets on posting a #GrootGif and focusing on my own work rather than being mad about unfair practices I've experienced: * Ted talk by Uri Alon "Why science demands a leap into the unknown": * Paper by Uri Along, "How To Choose a Good Scientific Problem": #### Join Your Union * The University and College Union: * Free for postgraduate students who teach * The organising at Google has been really inspirational in 2019. They're coming down hard on the people at the centre but I hope the momentum will continue in 2020. * * #### Networking * A book on networking that really changed my life: The Frog and the Prince: Secrets of Positive Networking To Change Your Life: * Warning, I haven't read this in 15 years, it might be terrible now 😬 #### Management * My philosphy for how and why I run lab meetings: * Radical Candor: * "Be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity" * #### Self Care * Fit your own oxygen mask before helping others: #### Book Club and recommendations * Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown * Book: * Long read interview: * Blueprint for a revolution: how to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world, Srdja Popovic * * Guardian review: * Open As In Book club: --- ## Resources for 2019 Slides on figshare: Etherpad: ### Other talks "How Far We'll Go" keynote on Culture Change at Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2018 * Video: * Slides: * Next year's conference: "Barriers to reproducible research and how to overcome them": "The BIDS Starter Kit: Applying, understanding, and contributing to the Brain Imaging Data Structure": ### Additional links Mozilla Open Leadership training: * Curriculum to work through on your own: