CSCCE Special Interest Groups

In addition to our working groups, CSCCE special interest groups (SIGs) are open-ended opportunities for members to explore a community engagement topic. SIGs can form organically through shared interests, and any member of the community of practice can request to create and lead a SIG. SIGs can also form when a working group has achieved its stated goals but members would like to continue connecting over a given topic. 

Find out more about the difference between CSCCE SIGs and working groups

In general, CSCCE SIGs are led by members of the community, although occasionally CSCCE staff will take the lead (more common when a working group transitions into a SIG).

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Champions Programs SIG

Co-chairs: Katie Pratt and Lou Woodley

Channel in the CSCCE Slack: #champions_programs_sig

About the group: This group began as a working group in December 2020 and then transitioned into a SIG in May 2022. Members share resources in the Slack channel and join monthly meetings with rotating themes and activities (every other month it’s a co-working session). This SIG is currently chaired by CSCCE staff with monthly meetings co-led by different members

Data Science SIG

Co-chairs: Alycia Crall and Steve van Tuyl

Channel in the CSCCE Slack: #data_science_sig

About the group: The Data Science SIG is a space for community managers from data science, data science adjacent, and data science interested communities to gather and share activities, updates, and observations. We are especially interested in learning how cross-community information sharing and activities can raise up all of our communities.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion SIG

Co-chairs: Kate Baker, Arielle Bennett-Lovell and Cass Gould van Praag

Channel in the CSCCE Slack: #diversity_equity_inclusion_sig

About the group: The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG is a space for community managers to share experiences, ideas, and resources about diversity, equity and inclusion in scientific communities. We want to create a space to talk about what we can do in our own communities and organizations to amplify the voices, stories, and emotions that need to be heard and tackle some of the structural barriers that can prevent equitable participation in science. 

Open Research SIG

Co-chairs: Cass Gould van Praag and Dylan Roskams-Edris

Channel in the CSCCE Slack: #open_research_sig

About the group: The Open Research SIG is a place for people involved in coordinating and promoting open research practices to network, support, share information, experiences and advice.