Gaia Sprints

hashtag: #GaiaSprint

A project to support exploration and scientific use of the Gaia Data Releases. The current release is Data Release 2.

next up: the 2019 Santa Barbara Gaia Sprint

2019 March 25 through 29

At the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Future events:

2019 Santa Barbara Gaia Sprint
2019 Gaia Sprint: Oxford Satellite
2020 TBA Gaia Sprint
2021 NYC Gaia Sprint

2019 Santa Barbara Gaia Sprint

Applications to attend the 2019 Santa Barbara Gaia Sprint are closed. If you applied, you should have received an email from the organizers.

There is a self-organised Satellite Sprint being held at the same time at the University of Oxford. Registrations for the 2019 Gaia Sprint: Oxford Satellite will remain open until 2019 January 27. Please register here.

Schedule and Location

The 2019 Santa Barbara Gaia Sprint will take place during the week of 2019 March 25 through 29 at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee


The idea behind the Sprints is to bring together people who have an interest in timely scientific investigation and use of the Gaia Data. These are not traditional scientific meetings; they are intended to facilitate completion of first scientific papers. The Sprints are structured to support collaborative refinement and execution of (fairly) mature scientific ideas. It is hoped that new partnerships will form and lead to co-authored publications for the scientific literature ready or near-ready by the end of each Sprint.

Collaboration Policy

In addition to a general Code of Conduct, we require participants to agree to a Collaboration Policy that ensures transparency and openness at the Sprints:

All participants at every Gaia Sprint will be expected to openly share their ideas, expertise, code, and interim results. Project development will proceed out in the open, among participants and in the world.

Participants will be encouraged to change gears, start new collaborations, and combine projects. Any participant who contributes significantly to a project can expect co-authorship on resulting scientific papers, and any participant who gets signficant contributions to a project is expected to include those contributors as co-authors.

These rules make it inadvisable to bring proprietary data sets or proprietary code to any Sprint, unless the participant bringing such assets has the rights to open them or add collaborators.


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