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Data Reproducibility Workshop: Program & Speakers

Extending the lifeline of data and its analysis - to ensure FAIR science

Workshop Program

Sunday 24th of March 2019

9:00 - 11:00 Session 1: Electronic lab books and protocols

12:30 - 14:00 Session 2: Power analysis and experimental design

14:30 - 15:00 - Seminar on the importance of Data Reproducibility - general problems, issues and how we can address them

15:30 - 17:00 Session 3: Data management and open data

Monday 25th of March 2019

9:00 - 11:00 Session 4: Reproducible analysis pipelines (dry lab)

12:30 - 14:30 Session 5: Version control - Git and Github

15:00 - 17:00 Session 6: Statistics refresher

Tuesday 26th of March

9:00 - 11:00 Session 7: Data Visualization

12:30 - 14:30 Session 8: Publishing models and peer review

15:00 - 17:00 Session 9: Bringing it all together and final round-up discussion


The workshop will be taking place in the Sea View Room in the KAUST Campus Library - level 3, sea side. 

Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.


Ulf Tolch started his scientific career in behavioral biology and then switched for several PostDoc-years to psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Now he is based at the QUEST Center for transforming biomedical research educating medical and doctoral students in reproducible research practices. Beyond this, he is investigating reproducibility and its impact on the translational biomedical process. (for details see:

Benjamin Schwessinger is an ARC Future Fellow and independent group leader at Australian National University where he focuses on rust fungi biology. Benjamin is a long time advocate for open science and has been a member of eLife’s early career advisory group with a focus on “Reproducibility for Everyone” events. Benjamin is the main organizer and point of contact for the “Reproducibility for Everyone” group and brings experience with reproducibility at the bench, an academic perspective, and direct contact with eLife ambassadors.


Nasser Mohiuddin is a System Specialist, working on Systems, Storage, Workflows and Automation. He is a valuable part of the Research Computing at KAUST.


Mohamed Ba-Essa is Manager for Preservation and Digital Services in the KAUST university library. You can see more about his work in his ORCID record at:


Daryl Grenz works in the KAUST Library with the KAUST Research Repository service. His work aims to preserve and provide access to research produced at KAUST, including through initiatives to better support research data management and sharing.


Magdalena Julkowska is a KAUST PostDoc, fan of coding in R and data visualization. She is a founder of the KAUST-owned MVApp - a pipeline for multivariate data analysis. She recently got involved with the Reproducibility for Everyone group, led by Benjamin Schwessinger, and is enthusiastic about the methods extending the data lifecycle.