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UKOLN International Seminar: Dr Andrew Treloar
on Data Management

Dr Andrew Treloar, Director of Technology for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), will be giving a seminar entitled Data Management: International Challenges, National Infrastructure and Institutional Responses – an Australian Perspective. It will be hosted by UKOLN at the University of Bath on Friday 1 April starting at 11.00. This seminar is open to researchers and other interested parties at the University of Bath and beyond. In addition we hope to provide a video stream of the seminar. Further details are given below.


This seminar will first consider the international challenges arising from the shift towards data-intensive research and the rapid uptake of instruments that produce very large data volumes. It will then consider the national approach taken in Australia in the form of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). The seminar will present the rationale for ANDS, its different programmes, and the services that are being developed and taken up. ANDS has adopted an explicit (but not exclusive) emphasis on institutional engagement. The seminar will conclude by considering the ways in which different institutions in Australia are responding to, and engaging with, ANDS programmes. The seminar should be relevant to anyone with an interest in data management.

Biographical Details

Dr Andrew Treloar is the Director of Technology for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), with particular responsibility for the Applications and Metadata Stores programmes. In 2008 he led the project to establish ANDS. Prior to that he was associated with a number of e-research projects as Director or Technical Architect: ARCHER (an e-Research support environment), DART (data acquisition and analysis), and ARROW (institutional repository software), as well as the development of an Information Management Strategy for Monash University. His research interests include data management, institutional repositories and scholarly communication. He never seems to be able to make enough time for practising his 'cello or reading, but does try to prioritise talking to his chickens and working in his vegetable garden and orchard.


If you would like to attend the seminar please complete the Eventbrite booking form to reserve a free place. Also note that if you would be interested in viewing a live video stream of this seminar you can also reserve a place using the Eventbrite booking system. Note that this is intended to gauge interest in the provision of a video stream of the seminar.

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