Building on the success of the last Springer Nature SciGraph Hack Day, we hosted a second Springer Nature Hack Day on 29 November 2017 at the Springer Nature Campus in London.
According to the main theme Advancing discovery with published research data, the hack day focused on building
and using tools to advance knowledge discovery, data sharing and reuse. Available data sources included:
- Springer Nature SciGraph data sets
- Research data repositories, related registries and databases
- Bibliographic databases, and scholarly publishers' full text sources
- Research data and published article metadata from CrossRef and DataCite
The participants were welcome to propose themes, challenges and data sources ahead of the event. Teams could be created beforehand, or on the day.
Over 40 participants from across Europe gathered in London to develop tools and solutions to challenges around research data. They had the opportunity to:
- Help develop new applications that use data and metadata produced in scholarly research
- Infer new research insights from published data
- Engage with software developers and international researchers
- Connect with the Springer Nature product, technical and research data teams
- Provide feedback on usability of publisher and repository datasets
- Access Springer Nature content to test and develop their tools
- Explore and enable research data sharing and reuse
Interested to see what has been developed on the second Springer Nature Hack Day? Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data Publishing at Springer Nature, summarizes the results in his blog post.
After the event, we collected the participants' feedback by conducting a satisfaction survey. The survey results were very positive which proves that a hack day is a very efficient way of engaging with the research (data) community and exchanging ideas.