We try to do all our organising and administration out in the open, so that:

  1. We’re forced to be organised, which means everything is easy for us to find, and it’s easy to show people our plans.

  2. Anyone with an interest can understand how we make decisions, so that people can feedback on our processes to help us improve and refine them.

  3. If anyone wants to get involved with organising, they can more easily.

  4. If anyone else finds these materials useful, they can use them. If you’re thinking of setting up a discussion group, we have a How-To Guide on GitHub to help you make use of everything in the GitHub repository.

You can see what we’re up to by looking at the Issues (which functions as a to-do list) and our organiser’s meetings agendas on our GitHub repository.

Organising team

The Data Ethics Club organising team is currently made up of:

Nina DiCara

Natalie Thurlby

Huw Day

PhD Student, Dynamic Genetics Lab, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol

Data Scientist, Jean Golding Institute, University of Bristol

PhD Student, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol

GitHub: @ninadicara

GitHub: @nataliethurlby

GitHub: @hdiscoday

Twitter: @ninadicara

Twitter: @statalieT

Twitter: @disco_huw




Organising team tasks

We share the following tasks:

  • Planning and administrating future meetings (e.g. setting up Zoom links and calendar invites)

  • Website + GitHub repository maintenance

  • Communications (sending out email reminders for the Data Ethics Club newsletter, and advertising through newsletters/Twitter/Slack)

  • Writing up previous meetings

  • Leading meetings (welcoming people, ensuring everyone gets a chance to speak, etc)

You can read more about the roles we play during a meeting in our How-to guide here.


If you’d like to help us organise, too, we’d love that! You don’t need any special skills (we are happy to show you around GitHub), or to be at the University of Bristol, and we can divide tasks based on your skills/interest. We currently spend roughly 2 hours work per month (in addition to attending the Data Ethics Clubs meetings).

If you’d like to join us, please email us and let us know!


While there is a smaller group of people who send the emails and welcome people to the event, Data Ethics Club wouldn’t be what it is without any one of it’s contributors. Whether they have made suggestions to our reading list, Pull Requests to our GitHub repository, or firey hot takes in our discussions: thank you to each and every one of them!

We try to record all of these contributions on our GitHub repository. If you have not been properly credited, please let us know via email, or by commenting on this GitHub issue and tagging one our GitHub usernames (e.g. @NatalieThurlby).