Participants from around the world to participate in bicoastal Open Science for Synthesis course

CHAPEL HILL, NC and SANTA BARBARA, CA – A unique training course that will take place simultaneously on both U.S. coasts will get underway July 21 at RENCI headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC, and at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Open Science for Synthesis (OSS) is aimed at early career scientists who want to learn new software and technology skills needed for open, collaborative, and reproducible synthesis research. The three-week intensive program will run through August 8, with 45 participants who completed a competitive application process participating in the program.

During the three-week, bicoastal training, OSS participants will receive hands-on guided experience from a dynamic group of instructors assembled to provide a mixture of instructive lectures, discussions forums, exercises, and real-world application of skills to collaborative group synthesis research projects.

Participants who complete the program will gain direct experience and a greater understanding of best practices in the technical aspects that underlie successful open science and synthesis—from data discovery and integration to analysis and visualization. They will also learn techniques for collaborative scientific research, including virtual collaboration over the Internet.

Congratulations to all participants, who will travel to both course locations from sites around the globe.

RENCI Participants

  • 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, Manoa
  • Pamela Reynolds, University of California, Davis
  • Zahra Samadi, University of South Carolina
  • Kes Schroer, Dartmouth College
  • Michael Treglia, Texas A&M University
  • Tyson Wepprich, North Carolina State University

 NCEAS Participants

  • 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, Manoa
  • Diego Sotomayor, York University
  • Brian Stock, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
  • Lynn Sweet, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Christopher Trisos, South African Environmental Observation Network
  • Mirela Tulbure, University of New South Wales
  • Sara Varela, Charles University
  • Lynn Waterhouse, Scripps Institution for Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
  • Jennifer Weaver, University of California, Berkeley