[CODATA-international] CODATA Connect Essay Competition 2020 Winner - Esther Plomp

Elias Mwakilama emwakilama at cc.ac.mw
Wed Nov 4 04:23:22 EST 2020

Congratulations to Esther Plomp, and other shortlisted winners!

Best wishes,


On Tue, 3 Nov 2020 at 22:01, Asha CODATA <asha at codata.org> wrote:

> The CODATA Connect Early Career and Alumni Network is pleased to announce
> the winner of the (inaugural) 2020 Essay Competition is Esther Plomp
> from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands)!
> Esther’s essay “Going digital: persistent identifiers for research samples,
> resources and instruments” was unanimously considered to be the best of a
> strong field by the panel of judges from CODATA Connect
> <https://codata.org/initiatives/strategic-programme/codata-connect/>, the CODATA
> Executive Committee <https://codata.org/about-codata/executive-committee/> and
> the Editorial Board <https://datascience.codata.org/about/editorialteam/> of
> the Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>.
> Judges praised the quality of Esther’s essay and suggested that not only
> was it worthy of publication in the DSJ, but that it would also be a useful
> reference for data stewards.
> As winner, Esther’s prize is twofold.  After peer review and response to
> any suggestions and recommendations, her essay will be published in the Data
> Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>, with the APC covered
> by CODATA.  Additionally, CODATA will support her participation in International
> Data Week, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 8-11 November 2021
> <https://codata.org/events/conferences/international-data-week-2021/>!
> We are currently planning that this will be hybrid physical and virtual and
> we hope that the global health situation will allow maximum in-person
> participation.
> *“Many thanks for the news that my essay was selected as winner!”, was
> Esther’s response to the news. “I’m very grateful for this positive news
> in these strange times. I would of course love to participate in next
> year’s International Data Week, hopefully physically if this is
> possible again!”*
> The other shortlisted essays were from Joshua Borycz, Vanderbilt
> University, USA, for his essay “Changing incentives can change the world:
> Data consultancy and the open data revolution” and Francesca Eggleton
> and Kate Winfield, both STFC, UK, for their piece on “Open data challenges
> in climate science”.  Joshua, Fran and Kate have also been invited to
> submit their essays to the Data Science Journal and the APCs will be
> covered by CODATA.
> Watch out for these essays when they are published in the Data Science
> Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>   And stay alert for the
> announcement of the 2021 CODATA Connect Essay Competition!
> <https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Esther-Plomp-scaled.jpg>
> *Winner: Esther Plomp*
> Esther Plomp (0000-0003-3625-1357, @PhDtoothFAIRy) is a Data Steward at
> the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology (TU
> Delft, the Netherlands). As a Data Steward she supports researchers with
> their data and code management to make their workflows more efficient and
> reproducible, facilitates researchers in making their data FAIR
> (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable), and answers questions
> about Open Science practices. Esther’s PhD research at the
> Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) focuses on the
> chemical composition of human teeth, which may reveal where someone grew up
> when their teeth were formed. This isotopic signature can be used
> to examine human mobility in forensic and archaeological studies. You can
> find Esther’s dissertation “Unlocking Teeth” and related outputs here:
> https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3929551.
> The essay “Going digital: persistent identifiers for research samples, resources
> and instruments” discusses the uptake of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in
> research. The uptake of PIDs for physical aspects of research (such as
> samples, artefacts, reagents and analyses instruments) has thus far
> been embraced primarily for use in the fields of Earth and Life Sciences.
> Wider adoption of PIDs for physical aspects of research can improve the
> findability and accessibility of these resources, which will allow for
> data to be put into more detailed context. By using PIDs all the
> information about a sample or artefact will be available in a single
> location, which allows for links to other sources of relevant information.
> Through the use of interoperable (metadata) standards and shared forms of
> documentation it will be easier to collaborate across multiple disciplines
> and the reusability resulting data and the physical samples and artefacts
> themselves will improve. Wider adoption of PIDs for physical aspects of
> research is challenging, as research communities will have to work
> together to establish relevant standards that are meaningful across
> multiple domains. The essay is a call to action for researchers to adopt
> and extend the existing standards and implement PIDs for the physical
> aspects of their research.
> *
> <https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Kate-Winfield.jpg>Shortlisted:
> Francesca Eggleton and Kate Winfield*
> Francesca Eggleton: I work as an environmental data scientist at the
> Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) at the Science and
> Technology Facilities Council (STFC). I have been in this role for over a
> year and half after joining through their graduate program. My role
>  includes archiving and managing data from NERC (Natural Environment
> Research Council) funded projects and other scientific research, such as
> European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel satellites and CMIP6 (Climate
> Modelling Intercomparison Project Phase 6). Previously, I did an MSc
> Applied Meteorology degree at Reading University and a BSc Environmental
> Science degree at Plymouth with a year placement at the United Kingdom
> Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Throughout this time, I focussed mainly on
> learning more about climate change, as this is something I am very
> passionate about.
> <https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Francesca-Eggleton.jpg>Kate
> Winfield: I am an environmental data scientist at the Centre for
> Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) at the Science and Technology Facilities Council
> (STFC). I joined CEDA through the graduate scheme in 2017 following a
> degree in BSc Geography at Coventry University and a year in industry at
> CEDA. I support data management for NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
> funded projects and other general science programmes, such as ESA Climate
> Change Initiative and IPCC Working Group 1, that support atmospheric
> and earth observation measurements.
> *
> <https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Joshua-Borycz.jpeg>Shortlisted: Joshua
> Borycz*
> Joshua Borycz is a Librarian for STEM Research at Vanderbilt University.
> He has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and
> a Master’s Degree in Information Science from the University of
> Tennessee, Knoxville. His PhD work focused on quantum mechanical
> calculations of metal-organic frameworks to determine potential
> applications in magnetic sensing, small molecule filtration, and catalysis.
> After performing chemistry research for 5 years Joshua became interested
> in how the research practice itself might be improved. His research focus
> during his Master’s in Information Science was on the data management and sharing
> attitudes and practices of scientists.  The goal of this research was to
> determine the barriers that prevent scientists from organizing and sharing
> data and to work towards removing those barriers to establish open data
>  practices.
> Thanks,
> Asha
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Elias Peter Mwakilama
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