Making Crop Data Sharing Responsible and Reliable

Sabina Lionelli and Hugh Williamson, who are currently responsible for the joint Exeter University/ Turing Institute research project From Field Data to Global Indicators will be coming to speak to us about their work.

The Webinar, titled Making Crop Data Sharing Responsible and Reliable: How Social Intelligence Fuels Ethical Data Management Strategies for Precision Agriculture will be held on Wednesday 28 April, 2021, at 13h00 BST (14h00 CEST/ 08h00 EDT).



Long-term, sustainable and responsible ways to access and share data are fundamental to all efforts to support planetary health, but particularly salient in plant and agricultural research. This talk reviews key challenges and solutions to data integration across climate, health, agricultural and environmental research, pointing to Open Science and cross-disciplinary exchange as indispensable to develop resilience, reliable evidence and ethical practices of data sharing and re-use.



Sabina Leonelli is Professor in Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter, where she co-directs the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences and leads the governance strand of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Her research concerns the epistemology, history and governance of: data-intensive science, plant research, modelling integration across the biological, environmental and health sciences, open science and related evaluation systems in the global – and highly unequal - research landscape.

She is Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, Royal Society of Biology and Académie Internationale de Philosophie de la Science; Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences; and Associate Editor of the Harvard Data Science Review. She has served as expert for national and international bodies including the European Commission. She currently leads the Alan Turing Institute project “From Field Data to Global Indicators” and the ERC project “Philosophy of Open Science for Diverse Research Environments” (2021-2026). Her books include the award-winning Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study (Chicago UP, 2016) and Data Journeys in the Sciences (Springer, 2020, with Niccolo Tempini).

Hugh Williamson is Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences, University of Exeter, working on the Alan Turing Institute project "From Field Data to Global Indicators". He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.