This hybrid event will bring together the materials community to discuss the importance of research data collection, storage and sharing, and examine related challenges.

Chairs: Prof João Fonseca, Dr Chris Race

Moderators:  Dr Kathy Christofidou and Dr Ed Pickering

This event is aimed at materials science researchers (from any discipline) who collect, store, analyse and share experimental data associated with their samples: e.g., optical images, SEM images, property measurements, etc.

The workshop will share examples of best practice and current initiatives in the area, and begin to formulate a list of actions to enable better data management practices.

Changing data management and sharing culture requires the involvement of everyone in the community. 

Accordingly, this meeting is open to all, at all stages of their career, from all institutions and backgrounds. 

All discussions will be moderated to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute (as time permits), and that no group of individuals dominates the discussion. 

The workshop format is based around discussions of questions, which will be stimulated by short talks from speakers.