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# Resources for 2020 ## The Turing Way: Transforming Research with Collaborative Working **Slides available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3601496** Please apply to join the _Turing Way_ Book Dash 📚💨 on 21 February 2020. * Deadline for applications **16 January 2020**. * Application form: https://forms.gle/spLPxJ2mt1zKb6aG6 Please join the _Turing Way_ and Autistica Citizen Science mailing lists 🙏🏻 * Turing Way: https://tinyletter.com/TuringWay * Autistica/Turing Citizen Science: https://tinyletter.com/AutisticaTuringCitizenScience My contact details are available at my lab website: https://whitakerlab.github.io/contact. Direct messages on slack are my preferred method of communication. ### Useful resources #### *The Turing Way* * The book: https://the-turing-way.netlify.com * Github repository: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way * Contributing guidelines: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md * Gitter chat room: https://gitter.im/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way * Turing Way artwork (all CC-BY and available for reuse!): https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3332807 * Online Collaboration Cafe outline and schedule: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/blob/master/project_management/online-collaboration-cafe.md * Mailing list: https://tinyletter.com/TuringWay * Book Dash application form: https://forms.gle/spLPxJ2mt1zKb6aG6 * ***Deadline: 16 January 2020*** * Tweet thread explaining the process a little more: https://twitter.com/kirstie_j/status/1210934696248586241?s=20 * Reports from previous book dashes: * Manchester: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/blob/master/workshops/book-dash/book-dash-mcr-report.md * London: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/blob/master/workshops/book-dash/book-dash-ldn-report.md #### The Alan Turing Institute * Institute website https://www.turing.ac.uk * Announcment of £48 million for the AI for Science and Government research programme from the UKRI strategic priority fund: https://www.turing.ac.uk/news/alan-turing-institute-spearhead-new-cutting-edge-data-science-and-artificial-intelligence * Description of the Research Engineering Group and the Tools, Practices and Systems research programme: https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-programmes/research-engineering * Blog post "In praise of research engineering": https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-programmes/research-engineering/programme-articles/praise-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 https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/research_data_scientist__research_software_engineer_8412/en. This is a rolling deadline, the team is always looking for great new members 💖 * Also, strong recommendation to visit Bletchley Park! https://bletchleypark.org.uk #### Documentation for the win * Protocols.io: https://www.protocols.io * You can have unlimited public protocols and 3 private protocols for free: https://www.protocols.io/plans * The spectacular MELD project: https://meldproject.github.io * And their protocols: https://www.protocols.io/researchers/meld-project #### Inclusion * Mozilla Open Leadership Whitepaper: https://mozilla.github.io/olm-whitepaper * Their training materials: https://mozilla.github.io/open-leadership-training-series * Slides for my previous talk on "Building Inclusive Communities": http://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7564682 * Blog post on "Being Glue" about hidden work in team science: https://noidea.dog/glue * "Tyranny of Structurelessness" by Jo Freeman: * https://www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm * And an article explaining how this relates to culture in Silicon Valley: https://www.wired.com/story/silicon-valley-tyranny-of-structurelessness * Blog post: "Abraham Wald and the Missing Bullet Holes" excerpted from "How Not To Be Wrong" by Jordan Ellenberg: https://medium.com/@penguinpress/an-excerpt-from-how-not-to-be-wrong-by-jordan-ellenberg-664e708cfc3d * 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: https://www.americanscientist.org/article/open-science-isnt-always-open-to-all-scientists * Includes link to "Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access": https://scidecode.com/en/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: https://www.infoworld.com/article/3429185/stop-searching-for-that-data-science-unicorn.html * Emoji key to acknowledge different types of contribution: https://allcontributors.org/docs/en/emoji-key #### Autistica/Turing Citizen Science project * Slides from my talk "Participatory citizen science to improve autistic people's lives": https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3524884 * Mailing list: https://tinyletter.com/AutisticaTuringCitizenScience * Github repository: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/AutisticaCitizenScience * Contributing guidelines: https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/AutisticaCitizenScience/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md * Gitter chat room: https://gitter.im/alan-turing-institute/AutisticaCitizenScience #### University and College Union * The University and College Union: https://www.ucu.org.uk * Free for postgraduate students who teach ## Open and transparent leadership in academia **Slides available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3603499** You are all welcome and encouraged to join the "Open As In Book" online book club. Details are available at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/799690-open-as-in-book. 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: https://whitakerlab.github.io/contact. Direct messages on slack are my preferred method of communication. ### Useful resources: #### Inspiration * Zombie Marie Curie comic from XKCD: https://xkcd.com/896 * My tweets on posting a #GrootGif and focusing on my own work rather than being mad about unfair practices I've experienced: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GrootGif * Ted talk by Uri Alon "Why science demands a leap into the unknown": https://www.ted.com/talks/uri_alon_why_truly_innovative_science_demands_a_leap_into_the_unknown * Paper by Uri Along, "How To Choose a Good Scientific Problem": https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2009.09.013 #### Join Your Union * The University and College Union: https://www.ucu.org.uk * 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. * https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/25/20983053/google-fires-four-employees-memo-rebecca-rivers-laurence-berland-union-busting-accusation-walkout * https://medium.com/@GoogleWalkout/onward-another-googlewalkout-goodbye-b733fa134a7d #### Networking * A book on networking that really changed my life: The Frog and the Prince: Secrets of Positive Networking To Change Your Life: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Frog-Prince-Secrets-Positive-Networking/dp/0973226501 * 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: https://github.com/WhitakerLab/Onboarding/blob/master/Lab-meetings.md * Radical Candor: https://www.radicalcandor.com * "Be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity" * https://smile.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Revised-Kick-Ass-Humanity/dp/1250235375 #### Self Care * Fit your own oxygen mask before helping others: https://www.fintechfutures.com/2019/01/please-fit-your-own-mask-before-helping-others-self-care-tips-for-corporate-change-makers #### Book Club and recommendations * Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown * Book: https://www.akpress.org/emergentstrategy.html * Long read interview: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/emergent-strategy-organizing-for-social-justice * 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 * https://scribepublications.co.uk/books-authors/books/blueprint-for-revolution * Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/11/review-blueprint-handbook-for-activists-srjdja-popovic * Open As In Book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/799690-open-as-in-book --- ## Resources for 2019 Slides on figshare: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7564682 Etherpad: https://etherpad.net/p/STARS19-TransformingResearch ### Other talks "How Far We'll Go" keynote on Culture Change at Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2018 * Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIXivkkR9yY * Slides: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6025652 * Next year's conference: https://www.software.ac.uk/cw19 "Barriers to reproducible research and how to overcome them": https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7140050 "The BIDS Starter Kit: Applying, understanding, and contributing to the Brain Imaging Data Structure": https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7415765 ### Additional links Mozilla Open Leadership training: https://foundation.mozilla.org/opportunity/mozilla-open-leaders * Curriculum to work through on your own: https://mozilla.github.io/open-leadership-training-series