PhD Studentship: FAIR synchrotron data, from theory to implementation: understanding and evaluating the technical, social and policy implications – STU0460

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Aim: This DPhil project will address the following questions:
What are the cultural barriers to open science and FAIR data?
What logical frameworks are appropriate for supporting formal vocabularies and metadata models?
What are the most promising technologies for data discovery?
What form of query service would be appropriate to answer the kind of questions that future data consumers will be asking?

This DPhil project is designed to deliver novel conceptual and methodological contributions to advance the practices and the infrastructure for research data management necessary to use synchrotron data at scale in a way that is not possible now. Specifically, the DPhil project will define and prototype how to move from the current manually-focused, time-consuming and error-prone operations to a streamlined, unambiguous and AI-ready framework.

Application deadline: noon on 29 April 2022 (and may reopen until we find the appropriate candidate)

Start date: October 2022

Eligibility: this is co-funded by EPSRC, therefore the studentship is for Home Student only. To be treated as a home student, candidates must meet one of these criteria:

  • be a UK national (meeting residency requirements)
  • have settled status
  • have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements)
  • have indefinite leave to remain or enter.

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