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SpotOn 2018

Saturday 3rd November - The Francis Crick Institute

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SpotOn London is back and ready to push the boundaries of science communication and policy with its one-day conference taking place at The Francis Crick Institute on Saturday, 3rd November 2018.

Open Research - Why do it? How do you do it? And what happens when you share your research with others?

Open research will be the theme and we’re putting together a programme of talks, panel sessions and workshops offering practical tips and inspiring examples. The day will examine policy, practice, open data, peer review, citizen science and a host of other engaging open research topics.

Spaces are limited and this year’s gathering is likely to fill up quickly, so sign up today to reserve your FREE spot!

If you have any questions or would like to contribute to the SpotOn program, please email us: 

For those unable to attend in person, this event will be live streamed.

Sign up to live stream the event from home or at work.

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Morning session: Opening up research

• Stephen Curry, Imperial College London

• Jenny Molloy, University of Cambridge

• Gary Fuller, King’s College London

• Rachel Burley, BMC

Morning session: Open research in practice

• Louise Bowler, Alan Turing Institute

• Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Springer Nature 

• Amanda Bartell, Crossref

• Fiona Frame, University of York

• Mate Palfy, PreLights

• Alan Hyndman, Figshare

Afternoon session: Science and Storytelling

• Chris Street, University of Huddersfield

• Alok Jha, Broadcaster and Wellcome Fellow

• Lucy Frisch, Springer Nature

• Elodie Chabrol, Pint of Science

Afternoon session: Citizen science

• Martin Jones, Francis Crick Institute

Afternoon session: Data visualisation

• Ian Calvert, Digital Science

Afternoon session: Diversity in science

• Yolanda Ohene , Minorities in STEM

• Matthew Young, Pride in STEM

• Siena Castellon, Quantum Leap Mentoring

• Kevin Coutinho, University College London

Afternoon Session: Public Engagement

  • Emily Jesper-Mir