Research Bazaar 2020: Research data for everyone

How can you make better use of data in your research? And how can you share data? Sign up by January 6th to take part!

The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival for researchers, by researchers, aimed to help make research faster, smarter and better. The focus is on digital skills and tools important for modern-day research. The workshops will be hands-on, interactive, with lots of practice, rather than one-way lecturing.

The theme chosen for 2020 is Research data for everyone

  • How can you make better use of data in your research
  • And how can you share data?

Lunch will be provided for full-day workshops.


Wednesday 8th January

When What Room
09:00-16:00 Let's build an augmented reality web app!
In this workshop, you will learn how to place virtual text and 3D objects in the real world, so that they can be seen using a smartphone as a 'magic window'. You will learn how to animate things, how to add interactivity, and how to visualize data in AR.
With Tobias Busch

Searching for hidden literature using, your new research assistant! helps students and researchers make discoveries faster by shaving up to 90% off of the time required to conduct a typical literature review. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the research tool.

With Andrea Gasparini

09:00-12:00 Music Processing and Machine Learning in Python
This workshop will teach how to handle sound files in python, compute sound and audio features from them, and run machine learning algorithms on them.
With Tejaswinee Kelkar
10:00-15:00 Zotero - Your personal research assistant
Before lunch you will learn how to use Zotero as a reference manager for writing Master's thesis.
After lunch, you will learn how to use Zotero as a research assistant for private use, in research groups and in open science projects.
With Solveig Isis Sørbø

Drop-in demo: Facial expression analysis - automatic emotion detection from video and how to use the data.
With facial expression analysis, you can test the impact of any content, product or service that is supposed to elicit emotional arousal and facial responses. Computer-based facial expression analysis mimics our human coding skills quite impressively as it captures raw, unfiltered emotional responses towards any type of emotionally engaging content. These expressed emotional states are detected in real-time using fully automated computer algorithms that record facial expressions via webcam.

Learners will see the advantages of facial expression analysis, and see some examples of how the data can be used to drive interactive programs, research and more. This will be a demonstration booth with the main point being to interactively try the set-up, on a drop-in basis.
With Anders Lunde

3. etg.

By the big screen

13:00-16:00 Online data capture with Nettskjema
In the workshop, we will go through the basic functionality of the service. The main focus will be the creation and administration of forms in the Nettskjema environment.
With Stein-Eirik Lund
13:00-16:00 Biomarker discovery in single-cell transcriptomics
The workshop will introduce the common tools used to analyze single-cell RNA seq data. The participants will interactively analyze a myxoid liposarcoma dataset and try to find cellular sub-populations and the molecular signatures that characterize each sub-population.
With Salim Ghannoum
13:00-16:00 Video track I – Multicamera lab and Portable audio and video recorders
Introduction and hands-on try out of a multicamera portable video lab or portable audio and video recorders.
With Gunnar Lid

Thursday 9th January

When What Room
09:00-16:00 Social Coding and open software
This course is intended to introduce beginners to the social side of programming and the importance of Open Software in Academia.
With Anne Fouilloux

Video Track II – Transcribing audio and video with ELAN

The main features of the freeware transcription tool ELAN will be presented and you will learn how to transcribe your own audio or video file.
With Kristin Hagen


Video Track III – Using Inqscribe for quick and easy transcription – handbrake for integrating transcription

The intention of the workshop is to show how one can integrate transcription into a video.

With Gunnar Lid

09:00-12:00 Using SSH for remote logins
A basic introduction to how encryption works, and practical hands-on on how to set up and manage encryption keys. The pros and cons of various choices you'll have to make.
With Hans Peter Verne
13:00-16:00 Some major points  of GDPR to consider if you are planning to collect or handle personal data in your research
We start with a quick introduction to some of the most important points of the new GDPR regulations, and some of the UiO requirements.
With Torgeir Christiansen
13:00-16:00 Data Visualization Design
In this workshop, we will approach data visualization as a design problem, and learn how to solve this problem systematically. You will learn cognitive and design principles that help you understand what works and why, and how to explore different design solutions more efficiently.
With Tobias Busch

Friday 10th January

When What Room
8:30-16:00 Drop in session on the Norwegian Research Data Alliance Node
Margaret Fotland from FADM is joining us to tell you about the recently established Norwegian Research Data Alliance Node.
3rd floor by the big screen
09:00-16:00 Making your computational science reproducible with containers
This workshop is a hands-on tutorial on Docker and Singularity. Docker is the most popular and user-friendly platform for running and managing Linux containers. Singularity is a platform for deploying light-weight containers for HPC systems.
With Abdulrahman Azab
09:00-16:00 Research Data Management in Practice
Researchers witness a digital and data-driven transformation that is changing the way research is done. Open science and sharing of research data are becoming more prominent while new international and national regulations impose requirements that researchers must adhere to. In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate this landscape more effectively.
With Annika Rockenberger
09:00-12:00 Smartphone-based Multisensory Biofeedback for Treating Chronic Pain
Motivational nondirective resonance breathing (MNRB) is an innovative smartphone-guided meditation treatment. This workshop will discuss the MNRB treatment design, present preliminary findings, and have hands-on demonstrations of MNRB treatment sessions using the MBS device.
With Charles Paccione

Video track IV – Quick introduction to the data management of field data

A quick introduction to the data management of field data.

With Torgeir Christiansen


Video track V - Introduction to coding video with the Interact software

Introduction to coding video with the Interact software. We will quickly cover some different approaches to coding standards, how to make templates, how to do a simple configuration of your data sources and so on.

With Torgeir Christiansen


Target audience

Ph.D. candidates, young researchers, and students, but the event will be open for anyone interested.


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Published Oct. 23, 2019 3:14 PM - Last modified Jan. 8, 2020 10:55 AM