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A National Research Data Service for the UK?

An International Conference on the UK Research Data Service Feasibility Study

The Royal Society, London

26 February 2009

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9:30 am -10:00 am Registration
10:00 am -11:00 am UKRDS Feasibility Study Recommendations
  Chair: Prof John Wood, Professor of Engineering, Imperial College, London, Chair of the European Research Advisory Board and Chair of the UKRDS feasibility study Steering Committee
  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Prof John Wood
  Keynote Address: The Challenges of Data Lifecycle Management: What Gave Rise to the UKRDS?
Jean Sykes, Librarian and Director of IT Services, London School of Economics, and Director of the UKRDS feasibility study project
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  The UKRDS Feasibility Study, Pathfinder Proposals
John Milner, Project Manager, UKRDS feasibility study
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  Questions and Answers
11:00 am -11:30 am Coffee
11:30 am - 12:30 pm UK Stakeholder Perspectives
  Chair: Tim Phillips, Director of Information Systems, University of Bristol
  A Researcher's Perspective: the Value and Challenge of Data
Prof John Coggins, Vice-Principal for the Faculties of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  A Funder's Perspective: Data Matters
Dr David Lynn, Head of Strategic Planning and Policy, Wellcome Trust
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  Questions and Answers
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm International Perspectives
  Chair: Prof John Wood
  Current Developments in Australia
Dr Ross Wilkinson, Executive Director, Australian National Data Service
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  Research Data Management in Europe
Dr Carlos Morais-Pires, Project Officer, Information Society and Media Directorate, European Commission
  German Policies and Approaches
Dr Stefan Winkler-Nees, Programme Officer, German Research Foundation (DFG)
Presentation: [PDF]
  Questions and Answers
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Tea
3:20 pm - 4.00 pm Policy Issues: Towards Implementation
  Chair: Martin Lewis, Director of Library Services and University Librarian, University of Sheffield
  The Policy Case for a National Service
Paul Hubbard, Head of Research Policy, Higher Education Funding Council for England Paul Hubbard
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  Management and Governance Issues
Dr Malcolm Read, Executive Secretary, Joint Information Systems Committee
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  Questions and Answers
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Summing Up and Moving Ahead
Prof David Ingram, Professor of Health Informatics and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education, University College London
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
  Chair's Closing Remarks
Martin Lewis

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