Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter) interviendra sur le thème suivant :"What counts as scientific data? Learning from Data journeys in the life sciences."
This paper proposes an account of scientific data that makes sense of recent debates on data-intensive and ‘big data’ research, while also building on the history of data production and use particularly within biology. In this view, data is a relational category applied to research outputs that are taken, at specific moments of inquiry, to provide evidence for knowledge claims of interest to the researchers involved. They do not have truth-value in and of themselves, nor can they be seen as straightforward representations of given phenomena. Rather, they are fungible objects defined by their portability and their prospective usefulness as evidence.