Data Sharing Workshop: a WYRED satellite event

The WYRED project are hosting a free one-day Data Sharing Workshop (lunch and tea/coffee breaks included) for forensic and socio- phoneticians. The workshop will take place on campus at the University of Huddersfield on Thursday 2nd August 2018 from approximately 9:00-16:45.

The first half of the day includes a talk on the creation of large databases and the impact they can have on research, casework, and the real world. The first half of the day will also see a talk on the use/impact of population data on forensic casework, followed by a facilitated discussion on obstacles related to sharing data. After lunch, the second half of the workshop looks towards potential solutions that will aid in the sharing of data. Talks will discuss the potential for a Wikidialects and also looking at the potential for software that would aid in data sharing and research at the same time. The final facilitated group discussion will focus on future steps towards a data sharing culture.

It is our hope that we can create a platform for academics/practitioners in the forensic speech science and sociophonetic fields to begin discussing the obstacles and possibilities that face data sharing. We hope that this workshop may lead to a culture where data sharing begins a norm rather than an exception.

More information about this workshop, and why we’re hosting it, can be found on our website:

To register your interest in attending the event, please contact