23 March: Using Open Data for Interdisciplinary Research – workshop


Monday 23 March, 9am – 1pm
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

Using Open Data for Interdisciplinary Research

If you are interested in forming interdisciplinary teams to work with Government open data, register now to join Dr Vicki Huang from the Deakin Law School, Professor Emma Kowal from the Alfred Deakin institute, Dr Serryn Eagleson from CSIRO Data 61 and Matt Johnson from IP Australia to explore CSIRO and IP open data initiatives.

At this workshop you will also identify potential collaborators, and learn about grant funding and partnership opportunities. The workshop will include a “speed meeting” session to exchange ideas and conclude with a networking lunch. Please register via the ‘Register’ link. Note that we seek an even number of humanities and science scholars; and appeal to researchers that are interested in interdisciplinary research. Therefore, your answers to the questions in the form may impact selection.


Register here.


Dr Vicki Huang is a Senior Lecturer of IP Law and Director of Cyber Law (Grad Cert) at Deakin Law School. Dr Huang’s research focuses on intellectual property law and empirical research methods into law (in particular the interrogation of ‘big data’). For 2020 she has been awarded two SSN (Deakin Social Science Network) grants to explore gender and patents; and the use of open data in inter-disciplinary research. Dr Huang graduated from Melbourne Law School with in an LLB (first class honours) and a PhD. She also completed an LLM (with honours) at Columbia University Law School as a Burton Memorial Fellow. She has practiced law in both Australia and the United States.

Prof Emma Kowal is a cultural and medical anthropologist. Her previous work as a medical doctor and public health researcher in Indigenous health settings in Australia has led her to pursue two intersecting lines of theory and empirical research, Australian racial politics: Indigeneity and Whiteness, settler colonialism and post-colonialism, racism and anti-racism, and science and technology studies: the anthropology of biomedical research, genomics, bioethics, and public health. She is convenor of the Deakin Science and Society Network, a cross-faculty initiative that seeks to support interdisciplinary collaboration between the STEM and HASS disciplines.