Invited Talk - Splinter Diversity

Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 17:20   (SFG 1020 / virtual Diversity)

Science platforms as a tool for democratizing data access

Frossie Economou & the Rubin Science Platform teams
Rubin Observatory

Rubin Observatory considers putting its data into the hands of a diverse community of scientists a core part of its mission statement. In this talk we will review common barriers to wider participation in observational astronomy and describe how we have tried to address some of these obstacles in our design and development of the Rubin Science Platform. Despite still being in pre-first-light preview mode, we are already able to start drawing some conclusions about the efficacy of our approach.