Fellow Detail

Photo of Malvika Sharan
Name Malvika Sharan
Affiliation The Alan Turing Institute
Group The Turing Way
Research area code (B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2019
Institutional Website https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way
Website https://the-turing-way.netlify.com/
ORCID 0000-0001-6619-7369
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=UIBa7VUAAAAJ&hl=en
GitHub malvikasharan
Twitter malvikasharan
LinkedIn malvikasharan

My interests lie in the intersection of community building, bio-computation, and the inclusion of historically underrepresented groups in STEM. In my SSI fellowship project, I want to specifically focus on identifying and developing effective training strategies in the low-income research environment (i.e. limited resources, lack of funding, etc.).

Short Biography

I am a research associate and community manager of the Turing Way project at The Alan Turing Institute in London. The Turing Way is an Open Source community-driven book project that involves and supports a diverse community of researchers, educators, funders and journal editors in ensuring that reproducible and ethical data science is "too easy not to do".

I am also a co-founder of the Open Life Science mentoring and training program that I lead with Yo Yehudi and Bérénice Batut (developed in the Mozilla Open Leadership x cohort): https://openlifesci.org/,

During my SSI fellowship period, my main focuses as a community leader will be the following:

  1. Developing curriculums and central learning resources to enable understanding of Open Science best practices and their application to the community-led projects
  2. Reducing dependencies of learners on training activities conducted by advanced researchers at in-personal events or other commercial training courses
  3. Contributing to the enhancement of community engagement and sustainability of smaller bioinformatics communities

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Collaboration Workshop Monday, 01 May 2023 Thursday, 04 May 2023
Open Life Science cohort 2 ( Blog post ) Tuesday, 01 September 2020 Monday, 21 December 2020
Ally Skills Train-the-trainers ( Blog post ) Thursday, 16 April 2020 Friday, 17 April 2020
Collaboration Workshop ( Blog post ) Tuesday, 31 March 2020 Thursday, 02 April 2020

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jOoSEmVhr-e1yyHCXNRwd3rDzLWgdky0GWVg1VhMI8A/edit Friday, 05 March 2021
Opportunity to learn ally skills to make your workplace more inclusive Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Open Life Science: where we are Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Open Life Science: where we want to go Monday, 23 November 2020
Open Life Science: How far we've come Thursday, 12 November 2020
Key skills to know before mentoring Friday, 09 October 2020
CW20 speed blog: Bootstrapping a development team during the time of crisis Thursday, 08 October 2020
Supercharge your open project with leadership training Monday, 25 November 2019
How to be a pessimistic organiser for successful events Thursday, 14 November 2019
Connecting with the community: personal notes from CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 Thursday, 14 November 2019