Open Science for Synthesis: Announcing the 2014 program participants

This summer, UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) are offering a unique bi-coastal training, Open Science for Synthesis (OSS), for early career scientists who want to learn new software and technology skills needed for open, collaborative, and reproducible synthesis research. NCEAS and RENCI are pleased to announce the 45 participants chosen to participate in the three-week intensive training workshop program. 

Based on a tough competitive application process, we welcome the OSS class of 2014 and commend this group for their enthusiasm, analytical skills and great group project ideas.

This year the OSS workshops will be held in both Santa Barbara, CA and Chapel Hill, NC from July 21 - August 8, 2014. During this three-week bi-coastal training, OSS participants will receive hands-on guided experience from a dynamic group of instructors assembled to provide for a mixture of instructive lectures, discussions forums, exercises, and real world application of skills to collaborative group synthesis research projects.

Upon completion of the OSS program, participants will leave with direct experience and greater understanding of the best practices in the technical aspects that underlie successful open science and synthesis – from data discovery and integration to analysis and visualization, and special techniques for collaborative scientific research, including virtual collaboration over the Internet.

2014 Open Science for Synthesis Participants

Participants @NCEAS

Georgina Adams Imperial College London
Timothy Assal USGS/Colorado State University
Leah Bremer Stanford University
Julia Buck Sam Houston State University
Mary Donovan University of Hawaii
Debora Drucker EMBRAPA
Vicken Hillis University of California, Davis
Megan Jennings San Diego State University
Suzanne Langridge University of California Santa Cruz
Sparkle Malone Rocky Mountain Research Station
Rachael Orben University of California Santa Cruz
Antonio Jesús Pérez Luque University of Granada
Katherine Renwick Colorado State University
Annie Schmidt Point Blue Conservation Science
Paul  Selmants University of Hawaii at Manoa
Diego Sotomayor York University
Brian Stock Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Lynn Sweet University of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher Trisos South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)
Mirela Tulbure University of New South Wales
Sara Varela Charles University
Lynn Waterhouse Scripps Institution for Oceanography, UC San Diego
Jennifer Weaver UC Berkeley

Participants @RENCI

Annie Adelson Stanford University
Olivia Burge University of Canterbury
Benjamin Carr Boston University
Tony Chang Montana State University
Jonathan Duncan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Emma Fuller Princeton University
Tian Gan Utah State University
Kelly Garbach Loyola University Chicago
Edgar  Gonzalez Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Monica Granados McGill University 
Elizabeth Kalies University of Missouri/NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Ingrid Knapp University of Hawaii, Manoa
Nina Lany Dartmouth College
Marissa Lee Duke University
Silvia  Lomascolo Universidad Nacional de Tucuman
John Lovette University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vanessa Michelou University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pamela Reynolds University of California, Davis
Zahra Samadi University of South Carolina
Kes Schroer Dartmouth
Michael Treglia Texas A&M University
Tyson Wepprich North Carolina State University



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Posted on June 5, 2014