Patricia Herterich

Patricia Herterich

Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh


Interested in supporting most aspects of reproducible and ideally open research mainly from a library services point of view. Always interested in exploring the benefit of collaborations.

My work

I am currently a Research Data Specialist working at the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh working on the FAIRsFAIR project aiming at fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe. Before joining the DCC, I was the Research Repository Advisor at the University of Birmingham and have previously worked as a data librarian at CERN’s Scientific Information Service working closely with software developers to deliver data and code sharing solutions. As part of my role I provided training and advice on research data management and Open Research including sharing and licensing code. I also managed the University's institutional repositories aiming to provide smooth services to share research outputs. I am a collaborator on the Turing Way project creating a handbook openly developed on GitHub to support reproducible data science as well as building a community to support the resource with expertise in the long term. I am also an Open Life Science mentor. As part of my fellowship I would like to run workshops teaching git and GitHub to librarians in a friendly way to highlight that good software practices are relevant to librarians and the services they provide. I also plan to offer workshops complementary to current software carpentry offers focusing on open and reproducible research and how software carpentry skills can support research data management practices. Ideally, this will build on Turing Way experience and further explore collaboration benefits between librarians, research software engineers and researchers to offer integrated training and services going forward. I'm also part of a RDA group working on the management of computational notebooks.

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