Dr Michelle Barker to open Collaborations Workshop '21 with keynote on FAIR Research Software

Posted by j.laird on 25 November 2020 - 9:30am

Dr Michelle Barker
Dr Michelle Barker

We are excited to announce that Dr Michelle Barker will deliver the Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) keynote on FAIR Research Software. This will introduce CW21 participants to the discussion and progress around applying the FAIR principles - Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability - to research software.

Michelle has extensive expertise in open science, research software, digital workforce capability and digital research infrastructure. As a sociologist, Michelle is passionate about building collaborative partnerships to achieve system change. As Director of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA), she co-leads initiatives including the FAIR 4 Research Software Working Group in the development of community-agreed FAIR principles for research software, and the FAIR 4 Research Software Roadmap to create the conditions for FAIR research software to become a reality. 

Michelle recently chaired the OECD Expert Group on digital skills for the research sector, was a member of the OECD Expert Group on Socioeconomic Impact of Research Infrastructures, is a former Advisory Committee Member of the US Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI), and has co-convened conferences including the IEEE International Conference on e-Science Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences, and the International Workshop on Science Gateways

Michelle is a former Director of the Australian Research Data Commons, where she led the strategic planning for the Australian government’s $180 million, five-year investment in ARDC, the national research software infrastructure investment program, and developed a national strategy to enhance digital workforce capacity in the research sector. 

Collaborations Workshop 2021

Collaborations Workshop 2021 will take place from Tuesday 30 March to Thursday 1 April 2021 online and registration is open

This year, the keynote presentations and panel will be broadcasted live via the Institute’s YouTube channel and will be available for everyone, particularly those who are unable to participate in the full programme. You can sign up to receive a reminder and the links to the live streams closer to the event here

To find out more information, see the agenda and view the call for submissions, please visit the CW21 website.

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