Biological Science for Social Justice: Democratizing Data Science

Biological Science for Social Justice: Democratizing Data Science

This deck links social justice to the democratization of data science through the lens of reproducibility in human genomic research.

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Rayna M Harris

May 02, 2019
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  1. Course: Biological Science for Social Justice Topic: Open the Gates!

    Democratizing Data Science By: Rayna Harris @raynamharris Rebecca Calisi @BeccaCalisi With thanks to Titus Brown @ctitusbrown Greg Wilson @gvwilson Suggested reading: Reproducible Research in Computational Science by Roger D. Peng @rdpeng https://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6060/1226 https://sci-hub.tw/https://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6060/1226 May 2, 2019
  2. Pre/post-class question on Canvas Your 6th cousin Arianna’s DNA was

    tested as part of a National Geographic funded research project to sample the genomes of 100 human populations. Later, the data generated by her DNA is used to support a scientific claim <insert headline> and implicate you in a crime <insert headline>. How would you evaluate the data and the results?
  3. Dr. Rayna Harris Scientist Educator Community Builder Translator

  4. Social justice Equitable distribution of privileges within a society •

  5. Democratizing Data Science Social justice Equitable distribution of privileges within

    a society • 
 1. Introduce a democratic system to data science. 2. Make data science accessible to everyone.
  6. Reproducibility Democratizing Data Science Social justice Equitable distribution of privileges

    within a society The minimum standard for judging scientific claims when full independent replication of a study is not possible • 
 1. Introduce a democratic system to data science. 2. Make data science accessible to everyone.
  7. What developments have lead to the rise of reproducible data

    science research?
  8. Reproducibility Democratizing Data Science Social justice Equitable distribution of privileges

    within a society The minimum standard for judging scientific claims when full independent replication of a study is not possible • 
 1. Introduce a democratic system to data science. 2. Make data science accessible to everyone. Methodological advances Compute power Public data sets
  9. How can we make data science more equitable?

  10. Reproducibility Democratizing Data Science Social justice Equitable distribution of privileges

    within a society The minimum standard for judging scientific claims when full independent replication of a study is not possible • 
 1. Introduce a democratic system to data science. 2. Make data science accessible to everyone. Community governance Open access education Methodological advances Compute power Public data sets
  11. What cultural and technological privileges influence reproducibility?

  12. Reproducibility Democratizing Data Science Social justice Equitable distribution of privileges

    within a society The minimum standard for judging scientific claims when full independent replication of a study is not possible • 
 1. Introduce a democratic system to data science. 2. Make data science accessible to everyone. Community governance Open access education Cultural barriers Technology barriers Methodological advances Compute power Public data sets