Four Good Practices for Software Development in Open Science

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Athena Research Center (ARC), the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) and the University of Cyprus Library, being the National Open Access Desks for Greece and Cyprus respectively, are organising a webinar on Open Software in Research as part of their “Open Science webinar series”.

OpenAIRE webinar:

Four Good Practices for Software Development in Open Science


When: Thursday 6 June 2019

Time: 11.00-12.00 EEST

Where: Connect here https://zoom.us/j/140494687

Language of the presentation: Greek


The OpenAIRE team is pleased to welcome guest speaker, Dr Fotis Psomopoulos, bioinformatician and Principal Investigator C' at the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) to present ELIXIR’s set of principles for software development in open research environments.


The webinar will be about good practices for developing Open Software, which has gained particular attention along with Big Data, and is now an integral part of Science, with a distinctive example of Life Sciences. Recognizing this important role, ELIXIR as the Pan-European Network of Excellence in Bioinformatics, created a working group aiming at specifying good practices for software development, in line with the Open Science principles. During the presentation, the four key practices and their implementation will be presented in a realistic scenario, followed by a discussion about next steps planned in that direction.


Speaker’s bio:

Dr Fotis E. Psomopoulos is a Principal Investigator C at the Institute of Applied Biosciences (INEB) of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (CERTH) with a primary focus on bioinformatics workflows and computational analysis of large bio-datasets. He has received his doctorate and engineering diploma from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), in 2010 and 2004 respectively. In 2014 he has been awarded with a post-doctoral fellowship scholarship by the AUTh Research Committee. He has worked as a teaching assistant and academic fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a Visiting Professor at Quest University (Vancouver, Canada) and as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Macedonia. He has participated as a researcher and project manager in several European (RAPP, Microme, ASSIST) and national research projects. His research interests are mainly focused on Bioinformatics (Phylogenetic Profiling and NGS data analyses), Data Mining techniques for knowledge extraction form large bio-datasets and Parallel and Distributed Computing (such as Cloud Computing) among others. In this context, he has been selected as an EGI Champion on Bioinformatics in 2013 and as an RDA Early Career Fellow in 2016. Finally, he has organized several national and international training activities on NGS Data Analysis and Cloud Computing, as well as Software and Data Carpentry workshop. His full curriculum vitae, as well as a complete list of publications, is available at http://fotis.ee.auth.gr/.

 

The webinar will be recorded and all related material (slides, recordings, Q&As) will be shared with everyone afterwards.

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