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Metadata for Reproducibility Using LEGO® In-Person

Join us for a hands-on session exploring metadata and documentation with LEGO®! Learn how to make your research data and files more reproducible by using metadata standards and documentation effectively.


The LEGO® Metadata for Reproducibility game is an interactive game for 4-24 players, using LEGO® to help researchers explore the metadata they might need to record to aid reproducibility. The game addresses issues including planning for metadata, formats of metadata recording, standards and automation.


Researchers will form small groups to build a small LEGO® model. Each group will leave directions to allow another group to replicate their model, according to the instructions on their table.

Each group will be given a different bag of LEGO® and slightly different instructions and resources available to help understand how to effectively describe and document research data.


Session and event description adapted from: Donaldson, M. and Mahon, M. (2019); LEGO® Metadata for Reproducibility. University of Glasgow. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36399/gla.pubs.196477

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
11:30 - 13:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Student Skills Centre room 2
City Campus

Registration is required. There are 25 seats available.