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Thursday, January 30 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Keynote: "Dancing with the Scientists: The Costs of Piddling in Science without PIDs" (Kathryn Kaiser, University of Alabama at Birmingham)

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Science has always been a messy and disjointed enterprise. However ugly, we clumsily lurch towards creating a more clear understanding of ourselves and our world. Along with one of the best methods we have not to fool ourselves (the scientific method), we have a tool for memory – the scientific record, which has been neglected for far too long. This presentation will outline some of the history of how we arrived at where we are, the costs of continuing on this pot-hole ridden path, and a proposed way forward that can create a smooth and danceable highway of discovery. The end of the talk will feature an interpretative dance by audience volunteers.

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Kathryn Kaiser

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama @ Birmingham
I am working towards making the scientific record a fully integrated, relational database that makes research permanently findable! These days, I can always be found working in Birmingham (guess which one!) 33.516136449924076, -86.77198727305536

Thursday January 30, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm GMT
Sophia de Mello Room