Call for participation in the first Open Science Workshop in Melbourne!

Open Science Workshops, in 02 June 2014

We are excited to announce the first Open Science Workshop, being held at Inspire9 in Richmond, on the 19th of July, 2014. The workshop aims to teach “open science” techniques to the science community: specifically, tools to collaborate on code, documents and data, collaborative computation environments, and why one should do this, and what is available.

This workshop will be completely free to attend. The event is being run by a team of volunteers interested in helping the scientific community adopt open science!

What is Open Science (and why should I care)?

Open science strives to make innovation in science and technology accessible to everyone. By using open tools that enable collaboration, learning, reproducibility and application the scientific and greater community will benefit immensely. In particular it encourages collaboration between scientists, and advocates the ideas of open access to research.


A full-day workshop that will teach the usage of basic tools for open collaboration, with a specific view to collaborating on scientific projects (papers and code).



The workshop is aimed at researchers, lecturers, professionals and students in scientific fields. If you’re a scientist that deals with code, either sometimes or often, but “source control” is something mysterious you keep hearing about, this is for you.

You should also come along if you are at all interested in learning what open science is about, and work in or near a scientific field.

You will need: a laptop with permissions to install software on it. That’s it - no background necessary.


Date/Time: 9:00am - 6:30pm, Saturday 19th of July, 2014

Location: Inspire9, Level 1/41 Stewart Street, Richmond.


Morning - Sharing and collaborating on code and data publicly (source control)

Afternoon - Collaborative computation environments

Full details: Agenda

We are also encouraging the participation of people working on open science projects. If you are working on any software/websites that are useful to scientists please come along on the day and work on your project, and tell us about it at the end of the day!

Lunch will be provided.


Attendence is limited, so reserve your spot now: - or on the website directly -


We would like to thank GitHub, Inspire9, and Biarri Networks for their generous sponsorship of this event.