Study Group Spotlight: Francesca Mancini

Each month, we feature an update from a Study Group Lead. This month we hear from Francesca Mancini (@frances_mancini on Twitter) who manages the Aberdeen Study Group in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Study Group Description:

The Aberdeen Study Group is a fun and informal environment where we share ideas and skills on how to make our research more open and reproducible. We are a mixed bunch: biologists, ecologists, bioinformaticians, social scientists, students, post-docs and academics.

Current plans:

Since March we have organised a Hacky Hour, a few tutorials on GitHub, R and Python (check them out here! and a couple of co-working sessions. At the moment we are in the process of organising a Lightning Demo session where different speakers will give us an introduction to their favourite tool.

Aberdeen Study Groupers in-situ

Study Group Link:

Contact Info:

If you want to suggest an event, give us feedback or just say hi you can open an issue on our GitHub repository or send us an email at You can also follow us on Twitter @abdnStudyGroup

Francesca – our interviewee in hacky hour attire!