###### tags: `newsletter` `april` `2022` Photos: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1e7G3oOPV78Hevik0dK1Ga9ewcRrNTvlOnPjLv-pSOwU/edit#slide=id.p # TTW Newsletter, April 2022 # New chapters, sign up for book dash, the upcoming fireside chat, and (many) other community updates Hiya everyone! Anne, your [new Community Manager](https://twitter.com/aleesteele/status/1503400525110427650), here! It's my first time sending The Turing Way newsletter... and I'm excited to share the many updates, upcoming events, and opportunities we have to share from our community. 📚💨 **The next Book Dash is taking place from 16 to 20 May 2022.** [Apply by 21 April](https://forms.gle/9hyQQC5KCsRJC3Yv8) to attend virtually, and let us know if you're interested in hosting a local meet-up. 📣 This month we've published new chapters, hosted workshops, and have many opportunities for collaboration to share with you. **Check out 'community news' and 'opportunities' for more!** 🔥 Join us at our upcoming Fireside Chat on **"Making Virtual Conferencing the Global Default" on 29 April 2022 at 15:00 UTC**. Sign up on [Eventbrite](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/318719758377/) and share on [Twitter](https://). ☕ **Collaboration Cafe is happening this week on 20 April at 15:00 London time** (UTC+1). (See the bottom of this update or this [HackMD](https://https://hackmd.io/@turingway/collaboration-cafe) for details) Thank you to Malvika Sharan and Esther Plomp for reviewing drafts of this newsletter! --- # Upcoming Events ## Tune into our Fireside Chat 🔥 ![](https://i.imgur.com/CQFTKn8.jpg) **On 29 April 2022, 15:00-16:30 UTC ([in your timezone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/UTC/2022-04-29/15:00)): the next fireside chat will take place on the topic: “Enabling Inclusive Conferencing in the 'Post-Pandemic Era'”.** Over the past 2 and a half years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a reckoning with how scientific research is done across international borders – and how scientific conferencing is done in turn. Alongside the shift to “working from home”, conferences also moved online. But as many events begin to move back to in-person events in the coming months and years, this Fireside chat brings together diverse voices from different projects and communities to talk more about the role of conferences in scientific collaboration, and the trade-offs involved in this shift back to in-person conferences. **Chaired by Anne Lee Steele, this panel will feature insights from Dorothea Hug Peter, Elio Campitelli, Lilly Winfree, Gilbert Beyamba, and Ben Krikler.** These researchers represent different communities with expertise and insights from working with and participating in conferences (read their bios below). We will also facilitate open discussions with attendees to learn about their perspectives on the topic via a shared document (links shared upon registration). [Sign up on the Eventbrite here.](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fireside-chat-making-virtual-participation-a-global-default-tbc-tickets-318719758377) ## Sign up for our Book Dash 📚💨 **The 7th [Book Dash](https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/community-handbook/bookdash.html) event will take place online from 16 to 20 May 2022.** Submit your application via this [Google form](https://forms.gle/uEbu1FJMmdfgGwvW6). The Deadline for submission is 21 April 2022. We invite applications from members of our community, including both new and existing contributors. Our attendees bring some understanding of where they can contribute and collaboratively improve The Turing Way as a whole. If participating in The Turing Way community for the first time, we encourage you to first participate in a Collaboration Café or other community events (see: below or bit.ly/turingway). This application will likely take 30 minutes to complete. You can use this template document with all the questions to prepare your draft in your time.: https://tinyurl.com/tw-bookdash-template. While we won't be extending the deadline, please reach out to Anne at asteele@turing.ac.uk if you think you'll need need more time to complete the application. If you'd like to work with someone on drafting your application, please join us at Collaboration Cafe. Don't hesitate to reach out – we're here to give you the support you need. Don't forget that Book Dashes usually end with a [Community Share Out and Contributor Celebrations Event](https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/community-handbook/bookdash/bookdash-events.html#community-share-outs-contributor-celebration), which you can sign up for on [Eventbrite](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-turing-way-community-share-out-and-contributor-celebrations-may-2022-tickets-323373307267). ## Join us at Collaboration Cafe ☕ **The next Collaboration Café will be hosted by Malvika Sharan, Arielle Bennett, and Emma Karoune TODAY on 20 April 2022 15:00 UTC+1.** They will be hosting a room on pre-applications discussions for the upcoming Book Dash. Please find details and sign up here: [hackmd.io/@turingway/collaboration-cafe](https://hackmd.io/@turingway/collaboration-cafe). You can also sign up to host one of the future Collaboration Cafés on 4 May and 18 May 2022. We hope to see you there! --- # Community News ## Featured: UK's Goldacre review! ![](https://i.imgur.com/RFFH8iP.jpg) We are thrilled and honoured that [The Turing Way was recently featured in the Goldacre Review](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/better-broader-safer-using-health-data-for-research-and-analysis/better-broader-safer-using-health-data-for-research-and-analysis). You can read the [full report online here](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/better-broader-safer-using-health-data-for-research-and-analysis/better-broader-safer-using-health-data-for-research-and-analysis), or [download the PDF here](https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1067053/goldacre-review-using-health-data-for-research-and-analysis.pdf). Led by Dr. Ben Goldacre at the University of Oxford, the report explored how health data can be used efficiently and safely by researchers and for patients within the heathcare sector. The study was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Care in the UK. [Learn more about the Goldacre Review here](https://www.goldacrereview.org/). ## New chapter: Peer Review! ![](https://i.imgur.com/Lfr2AzN.png) Lena Karvovskaya ([@LangData](https://twitter.com/LangData/)), recently published a new chapter in the Turing Way on [Peer Review](https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/communication/peer-review/peer-review-overview.html)! You can find [the new chapter in our Guide for Communication]((https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/communication/)). This new chapter includes helpful suggestions on what to do before accepting an invitation for peer review, and how to structure writing one. It also includes tips drawn from work by Rene Bekkers, called ["How to review a paper"](https://renebekkers.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/how-to-review-a-paper/). Thank you to Lena for writing, and to Vicky Hellon, Emma Karoune, and Achintya Rao for reviews! If you'd like to get involved with new and ongoing chapters, please get in touch with us: join a co-working hour, collaboration cafe, or message one of the team directly. See below for details. ## Co-leads of the new Translation and Localisation team! ![](https://i.imgur.com/hiEFGUx.jpg) Camila Rangel-Smith ([@CamilaRangelS](https://twitter.com/camilarangels)), Batool Almarzouq ([@batool664](https://twitter.com/batool664)), Alejandro Coca Castro, and Andrea Sánchez-Tapia ([@SanchezTapiaA](https://twitter.com/sancheztapiaa?lang=en)) have been added as joint Co-Leads of the new Translation and Localisation team. You can see their updated information on our [Ways of Working page](https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/blob/main/ways_of_working.md) on Github. We hope that this formalisation will enable greater recognition of the incredible work they are doing within The Turing Way. ## Talks and Workshops ### AI-UK ![](https://i.imgur.com/PUQWMl8.jpg) Kirstie Whitaker ([@kirstie_j](https://twitter.com/kirstie_j/)) and Malvika Sharan ([@MalvikaSharan](https://twitter.com/MalvikaSharan)), both co-leads of the project, spoke about the impact of The Turing Way and reproducible research at AI-UK. AI-UK is the UK's national showcase of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science research and collaboration that took place on the 22 and 23 of March. While the event wasn't recorded, [you can check out their slides here](https://zenodo.org/record/6378011#.Yl7yXJLMJZE). ### Collaborations Workshop Many of our community members were at [Collaborations Workshop](https://software.ac.uk/cw22) this year, which took place from 4 April - 7 April. Hosted by the [Software Sustainability Institute](https://software.ac.uk/), #CollabW22 brought together an interdisciplinary group of people to explore best practices and the future of research software. ![](https://i.imgur.com/3mMIeYX.jpg) Esther Plomp ([@PhDToothFAIRy](https://twitter.com/PhDToothFAIRy)) gave a lightning talk presentation called "The Turing Way: Reflection on the community-led development since 2019". You can view [the slide here](https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19461026). ![](https://i.imgur.com/Mb3sGDO.jpg) Arielle Bennett ([@biotechchat]([://](https://twitter.com/biotechchat))) joined a Panel on Ethics, chaired by Laura Carter ([@LauraC_rter](https://twitter.com/LauraC_rter)). Both are authors of our [Guide for Ethical Research](https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/ethical-research/ethical-research.html?highlight=ethics). [Watch the recording here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfotGso8rDI)! ![](https://i.imgur.com/NYfMx7q.jpg) Achintya Rao ([@RaoOfPhysics](https://github.com/RaoOfPhysics)) was awarded third place during Hack Day! His team developed a [Carpentries-style](https://carpentries.org/) lesson on R's bug tracking process. Malvika Sharan's ([@MalvikaSharan](https://twitter.com/malvikaSharan)) team, which developed "Hi-Brid! Leaving no one behind in hybrid working!", won second place during the Collaborative Idea's session. Jez Cope ([@jezcope](https://twitter.com/jezcope)), Stephan Druskat, and Anne Lee Steele ([@aleesteele](https://twitter.com/aleesteele)) were awarded third place for their idea of creating a "Interdisciplinary Glossary of Glossaries". Many Turing Way community members also gave talks and workshops about various projects: including Sarah Gibson ([@drsarahlgibson](https://twitter.com/drsarahlgibson)), Emma Karoune ([@ekaroune](https://twitter.com/ekaroune)), Vicky Hellon (@[vickyhellon](https://twitter.com/vickyhellon)), and Ismael Kherroubi Garcia ([@hermeneuticist](https://twitter.com/hermeneuticist)). [Look at their slides on Figshare here](https://ssi-cw.figshare.com/Collaborations_Workshop_2022_CW22). Congrats to you all on a great Collaborations Workshop! Thank you to the organisers, and to Rachael Ainsworth ([@rachaelevelyn](https://twitter.com/rachaelevelyn)) for keeping us on schedule! ### Interview with Malvika ![](https://i.imgur.com/frLHFvD.jpg) Malvika ([@MalvikaSharan](https://twitter.com/malvikaSharan) – co-lead of The Turing Way) was recently interviewed by Raniere Silva ([@rgaiacs](https://twitter.com/rgaiacs)) for [Reproducible Research Scout](https://gitlab.com/reproducible-research-scout), a group dedicated to computational reproducibility and related topics. [Watch the recording here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMwRyAwnlEk)! ## Translating the Turing Way ![](https://i.imgur.com/FLqNVpD.jpg) Batool Almarzouq ([@batool664](https://twitter.com/batool664)) has been working with Outreachy applicants, who will be working to translation chapters of The Turing Way into Arabic. Outreachy provides paid remote, three-month internships to support diversity in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). [Learn more about the Outreachy program here](https://www.outreachy.org/). Good luck to the applicants, we can't wait to see what you'll accomplish together! ## Community Research ![](https://i.imgur.com/yxPzAxH.jpg) Over the past few weeks, Anne has been doing community research within The Turing Way, learning from contributors to the project at all stages. She posts [weekly updates on Friday on this Github Issue](https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way/issues/2318). If you'd like to get involved in the process or talk to her more about it, reach out to her directly on Slack or by [email](mailto:asteele@turing.ac.uk). Alternatively, you can also [schedule time in her calendly](https://calendly.com/aleesteele/). ## Open Governance Models Project ![](https://i.imgur.com/F30aRgk.jpg) Malvika and Anne are currently co-leading an investigation into open governance practices, which is being developed through the [Open Life Science program](https://openlifesci.org/). If you'd like to get involved, please comment on their project [Pull Request on Github](https://github.com/open-life-science/ols-5/issues/31), email them at msharan@turing.ac.uk or asteele@turing.ac.uk, or reach out to them on Slack directly. ## Tweets & mentions ![](https://i.imgur.com/lBK7RAZ.jpg) Thanks for the shout-outs this month, reminding us that open research practices begin with the community of people that contribute to them! 1. Tweet by Sarah Villa: https://twitter.com/VillaScience/status/1513886661708505102 2. Tweet by Jess Morley https://twitter.com/jessRmorley/status/1513833142448267272 3. Tweet by Malvika Sharan: https://twitter.com/MalvikaSharan/status/1507074809661956096 4. Tweet by Rose O'Dea: https://twitter.com/rose_odea/status/1512014446767525892 5. Tweet by Anne Lee Steele: https://twitter.com/aleesteele/status/1514553042611412992 6. Tweet by Arielle Bennett: https://twitter.com/biotechchat/status/1510942637934751744 --- # Opportunities in the Turing Orbit ## Upcoming event: Tools, Practices & Systems Programme Seminar ⏰ Registration link: https://turing-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtc-qtpzsqE9DB9M9x4_kpcnYN_e-bJP3d 🗓️ Wednesday 27 April 2022 | 12:30 - 14:00 **Join the Turing's Tools, Practices & Systems programme at their monthly seminar. This month, they'll be welcoming James Muldoon (author of Platform Socialism - Social Ownership in the Digital Economy).** Tech companies have been criticised for their surveillance practices, privacy breaches and monopolistic ambitions. Instead of inquiring as to how we could ‘fix’ Facebook this paper explores alternatives that could replace them. It presents the idea of platform socialism - the organisation of the digital economy through the social ownership of digital assets and democratic control over the infrastructure and systems that govern our digital lives. This framework facilitates holistic thinking about the systemic nature of the problems we face and the need for genuine alternatives. To develop the principles and institutional sketch of platform socialism, I draw inspiration from the writings of two early twentieth century writers: the libertarian socialist, G. D. H. Cole and the Austrian philosopher and economist Otto Neurath. I propose new forms of participatory and decentralised governance through an ecosystem of alternative ownership models of digital platforms. How would socially-owned and controlled apps operate in transport, food delivery and short-term accommodation? Drawing from historical examples and contemporary prototypes, platform socialism examines a variety of ways communities could reclaim ownership and control over digital platforms. ## Introduction to Data Science and AI Training: Review and Illustration Sprint Lydia France, Federico Nanni ([@f_nanni](https://twitter.com/f_nanni)) and Malvika ([@MalvikaSharan](https://twitter.com/MalvikaSharan)) are developing training materials for data science for biomedical researchers on GitHub (see an [early Tweet inviting case studies and examples](https://twitter.com/turingway/status/1491849730996981770?s=20&t=RENtZhQDQ2WWCclDxxhjlA)). They are organising a review and illustration sprint for the [Introduction to Data Science for Biomedical Scientists: Turing-Crick Partnership](https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/data-training-for-bioscience). This project has led to the development of **two training modules** on data science and AI practices for senior researchers, group leaders, late PhD/Postdocs, and mid to late-career biomedical scientists. **Note: They encourage anyone with overlapping experience in biomedical research and computational best practices with some project management skills to join them at this event.** ⏰ Express your interest to attend this event before **21 April 2022** via [this Google form](https://forms.gle/fXPZ9yPzMkqMxrdQ8). 🗓️ Program dates: Thursday, 28 and Friday, 29 April 2022 (1.5 days) Participants can choose to attend from **five 2-hour long sessions for collaborative review** of these training materials. They will also work with a professional scribe from [Scriberia](https://www.scriberia.com/) to help develop accessible illustrations during the event. ## Data Science and AI Educators' Programme Applications are now open for **The Data Science and AI Educators' Programme** at The Alan Turing Institute. This programme takes a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach to equipping educators and domain experts with pedagogical knowledge. **Note: Applications are open to anyone (both internal and external to the Turing) with an interest in training and teaching at all levels.** ⏰ Applications due by Sunday, 24 April 2022 🗓️ Programme dates: Monday, 16 May to Friday, 12 August 2022 📌 Full details, including how to apply, can be found on our [application page](https://www.turing.ac.uk/data-science-and-ai-educators-programme). Please feel free to share with anyone in your network who may be interested or get in touch with the team via skills@turing.ac.uk. ## TPS Peer Mentorship & Training Programme The Turing Skills Team at the Alan Turing Institute is collaborating with the Tools, Practices, and Systems (TPS) Research Programme to launch applications for the **TPS Peer Mentorship & Training Programme** this summer! The aim is to promote and incorporate the principles of The Turing Way across our community to nurture open research design, collaboration, and community-driven interactions. **Note: Applicants for this pilot should be affiliated with the Turing.** ⏰ Applications due by Sunday, 22 May 2022 🗓️ Programme dates: Wednesday, 1 June – Wednesday, 27 July 2022 📌 Pre-Application Webinar and Drop-in session: Thursday, 28 April 2022 @ 12:30, https://turing-uk.zoom.us/j/97248428609?pwd=S1NuOVhQRFg0RU91ODVlckgxZU9PUT09, Meeting ID: 972 4842 8609, Passcode: 789019 For more information about the application process, [please visit the event page](https://www.eventsforce.net/turingevents/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=61990&eventID=188). Reach out with questions or interest to training@turing.ac.uk ----- ## Get involved + Connect with us! If you are interested in joining our community, or learning more about the project, don't forget that we have our [Community Co-working calls](https://hackmd.io/@turingway/coworking-call) on Mondays, [Collaboration Cafes](https://hackmd.io/@turingway/collaboration-cafe) every first and third Wednesdays and Fireside chats monthly. * [About the project](https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-projects/turing-way-handbook-reproducible-data-science) * [_The Turing Way_ book](https://the-turing-way.netlify.com) * [HackMD Intro Page](https://hackmd.io/@turingway/demo-intro) * [GitHub repository](https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way) * [Slack Workspace](https://join.slack.com/t/theturingway/shared_invite/zt-fn608gvb-h_ZSpoA29cCdUwR~TIqpBw) * [Gitter Conversation](https://gitter.im/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way) * [YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPDxZv5BMzAw0mPobCbMNuA) * [Twitter Page](https://twitter.com/turingway) If you'd like to contribute to the next newsletter, please email Anne Lee Steele at asteele@turing.ac.uk! Feel free to send me a message on Slack, or [book some time in on my calendly](calendly.com/aleesteele/) to say hello. We'll also be experimenting with new sections and formats for the newsletter in the coming months... stay tuned for those! _Did you miss the last newsletters?_ _Check them out [here](https://tinyletter.com/TuringWay/archive)._