Open Science: an interview with Jeff Christiansen
This month we are very pleased to publish an interview with Jeff Christiansen, Health and Life Sciences Program Manager, QCIF. In early August Jeff will be taking over the role of Open Data Coordinator, EMBL-ABR whilst Pip Griffin takes some family leave. Jeff has loads of experience in the area of open data and some thoughtful insights into open science.
Jeff knows that the whole ecosystem of data, tools and compute that is used in research is very complex and spans not only national and local resources but also many international and also commercial resources. He believes it makes sense to resource national efforts to increase/improve local infrastructure and efforts to better connect Australian researchers into this global ecosystem.
And when asked how new biologists should handle their data he challenges: first think about developing systems and methodologies to describe experimental inputs, methods and outputs that would enable you to share this information with your ‘future self’. Indeed!