Project Roles and Responsibilities

Project Lead

The project scientist will lead a hackweek project. In this role, the project scientist will:

  • pitch project and interact with all interested participants during networking.
  • coordinate team building with other instructors to an optimal size of 4-7 total participants per team.
  • with help from the moderator, populate the GitHub project repository and README following the Project Guidelines.
  • coordinate with the tutor/moderator to support the team, especially for the development of Github workflows that work for everyone to be able to contribute code.
  • oversee data management; be sure you have permission and consent to use data you share in the project and follow professional standards while using data for training that may be used in future publications. Here is a good resource on publication of data and consent ethics.
  • facilitate team work.
  • coordinate team activities and code to answer the research question; data, code, and tools originally proposed may change.
  • make sure that everyone participates in the project.
  • support each individual on your team to meeting their individual goals.

Tutor / Moderator

The role of tutor / moderator includes:

  • advising teams regarding data science practices and methodologies
  • help coordinate a Github workflow
  • enable and encourage participants to solve their problems in a way that builds confidence in their skills