Open Science Lunch: Enabling reuse of non-digital data

Learn about how we can increase reuse of non-digital data such as plants, fossils or organ tissues.

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About the topic

Scientific papers, ranging from masters' theses to highly ranked publications, can contain novel research results of high scientific importance. But can the results be scrutinized if there is no access to data? Can the analyses be repeated and verified?

This question is particularly challenging when working with analog data. Biological, geological and medical research is often based on natural objects like plants, fossils and organ tissues, and extracted digital data is used in further analyses. Results are often statistically treated and graphed, and sometimes illustrated with object photos. However, since raw data are non-digital, there are specific barriers to external verification and data reuse. How can these data be stored in collections available for future analyses? How can we make analog data more FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable? One answer is the University museums: professional keepers of scientific objects, where researchers are encouraged to preserve their non-digital materials for future reuse, also at UiO.  

Grab you matpakke and join us for a short presentation on the preservation and reuse of non-digital data by Hans Arne Nakrem, professor in paleontology at the Natural History Museum, and for an open Q&A session afterwards!

How to join

The event is open to everybody and will take place on-site at the Digital Scholarship Center, Georg Sverdrups hus, 1st floor (register here for in-person attendance) as well as online on Zoom (click here to join).

About Open Science Lunch

Each last Thursday of the month at 12.00 we invite you to join us virtually for an online open lunch to hear about how to make your research more open. We will discuss research transparency and visibility, open publishing, data sharing, and more! After each short presentation we will have a Q&A session, where you can ask questions or try yourself some of the tools and solutions we will present!

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Published Aug. 24, 2022 1:59 PM - Last modified Sep. 21, 2022 5:15 PM