Showcasing Ada Lovelace Day Outputs with Figshare

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Figshare to help showcase the achievements of women in science with Ada Lovelace Day portal of all outputs from meetings and events.

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today announced a new partnership with Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). As a result of this partnership, Figshare have created a portal that will enable all outputs from ALD to be showcased under one URL: https://adalovelaceday.figshare.com/.

Each year, ALD hosts a flagship science cabaret event, while independent groups put on their own events around the world. The Figshare portal will showcase all outputs from past and present events including videos, photos, and presentations, as well as hosting other materials produced by Ada Lovelace Day, including their event organiser’s pack, and an education resources pack for teachers.

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder, Figshare said:

“Here at Figshare we are thrilled to partner with ALD, as we too want to mark women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. What better way to do this than power the technology to showcase the valuable outputs for such a flourishing initiative like Ada Lovelace Day”

Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day, said:

“We are excited to be able to launch this Figshare project, which will provide central hub not just for all of our materials, but also give independent ALD event organisers a place to share their photos, video, presentations and other materials. Creating a repository for ALD-related materials will not just make it easier for our supporters to find out more about our work, we hope that it will also inspire people around the world to organise their own event in October to support women in STEM.”

This year, Ada Lovelace Day Live! Will take place at The IET, on October 11th.

About Figshare

Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions in North America and internationally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. Figshare is a portfolio company of Digital Science. For more information, visit http://figshare.com and follow @figshare on Twitter.

About Ada Lovelace Day (ALD)

ALD is an international celebration day of the achievents of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. Launched in 2009 and now held every year on the second Tuesday of October (this year, 11 October), it features a flagship Ada Lovelace Day Live! ‘science cabaret’ event in London, UK, and independently organised events around the world. In 2015, there were over 150 events in 82 towns/cities in 25 countries. ALD has also produced two books about women in STEM, free careers posters, a free education pack and will soon be launching a resources database to help women find funding, research and STEM organisations, as well as collate educational resources from around the web for teachers.

For more information, visit http://findingada.com/ and follow @FindingAda on Twitter.

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