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Unleash Your Data and Software Project Showcase 1 (OpenFest Session Recording)

posted on 2022-10-06, 14:05 authored by Michael PiddMichael Pidd, Joao DuroJoao Duro, Neil ShephardNeil Shephard

Session at OpenFest 2022 showcasing projects emerging from the University of Sheffield's 2022 'Unleash your Data and Software' funding competition for funding to make data/software more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable): 

  • Michael Pidd (Digital Humanities Institute) - 3D Polygon Models of five Cistercian Abbeys in Yorkshire 
  • Joao Duro (ACSE) - SIPHER Project: Open-Source Release of the Decision Support Tool  
  • Neil Shephard (Computer Science/Biosciences) - Improving Open Source PGFinder Software for the Structural Analysis of Peptidoglycan - SLIDES ONLY - download the html file and it will then open in a browser.

A two-day programme of talks, panel discussions and project showcases, OpenFest provided an opportunity for University of Sheffield researchers and information/software professionals to explore a range of issues around open research, including OA monograph publishing, Open Educational Resources, FAIR data and software, open qualitative research and software licensing.



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