Research Software Camp: Do we have the right tools for research?

Register for the panel discussion at the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet.



The Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet is delighted to present the discussion panel “Do we have the right tools for research?” taking place online on Friday 5th November 2021, from 2 to 3pm GMT.

Join our expert panelists in a conversation around the use of spreadsheets in research, spreadsheets as powerful tools to handle data, and what’s available for researchers who wish to move beyond spreadsheets.

Our experts come from different research backgrounds and represent various tools, such as Lambda for Excel (Microsoft), Google Sheets, Open Refine, Filament, and languages, such as Python and R. The panel will be chaired by our very own Simon Hettrick, SSI Deputy Director.


Yanina Bellini – Tenured researcher at National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Argentina. Representing: R.

Mike Croucher – Customer Success Engineer at MathWorks. Representing: MatLab.

Andy Gordon – CalcIntelligence Lead, Microsoft Research. Representing: Lambda.

Lucy Huggins – Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth. Representing: use of spreadsheets in research.

Peter Inglesby – Consultant Programmer and previous PyCon UK chair. Representing: Python.

Lucia Michielin – EFI Digital Skills Training Manager at The University of Edinburgh. Representing: Open Refine.

Mor Rubinstein – Head of Data Strategy at Parkinson’s UK. Representing: Google Sheets.

Clive Siviour – CSO at Filament. Representing: Filament.

Katy Wolstencroft – Assistant Professor at Leiden University. Representing: RightField.

All researchers and research software developers are welcome to join this discussion panel. We will be presenting as many views as possible from using spreadsheets as a powerful tool in research data management to discussing options for moving beyond them.

The event is finished.


Nov 05 2021


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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