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Data Infrastructure Challenges: working across scale, disciplinary and institutional boundaries,
5th May 2011, University of Leicester

Registration: This workshop is co-located with the 6th Research Data Management Forum: Planning for research data management . Registration for both events is now closed.

Overview: The Infrastructure for Integration in Structural Sciences (I2S2) Project is pleased to announce a half-day Workshop which will explore research data management challenges in a range of contexts. It will examine data integration and interoperability across different degrees of scale (from local laboratory to national data service to large scale facility such as Diamond and ISIS), data flows between disciplines and data exchange across and within institutional boundaries. There will be a particular focus on demonstrating the cost-benefits of effective data management and the relevance of different roles within organisations. There will be a programme of expert speakers who will share the experiences and outcomes from a range of pioneering JISC-funded projects, followed by Panel discussion

Audience: The workshop will be of relevance to a variety of stakeholders interested in ways to improve research data management over differing scales of science and across organisational boundaries; this includes individual research scientists and large-scale facilities managers, as well as computing services and funding agencies.


13:00-13:25 Sandwich Lunch
13:25-13:30 Introduction & Welcome
Liz Lyon, I2S2 Project Director, DCC & UKOLN, University of Bath
13:30-13:50 Infrastruture for Integration in the Structural Sciences (I2S2) [PDF]
Manjula Patel, I2S2 Project Manager, DCC & UKOLN, University of Bath
13:50-14:10 I2S2 Case Study: Probing Scale and Complexity Issues [PDF]
Simon Coles, National Crystallography Service, University of Southampton
14:10-14:30 I2S2 Case Study: Probing Inter-institute Issues [PDF]
Martin Dove, Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
14:30-14:50 I2S2 Cost-Benefits Analysis [PDF]
Neil Beagrie, Charles Beagrie Ltd
14:50-15:00 Questions & Discussion
faciliatated by Liz Lyon
15:00-15:20 Tea & Coffee Break
15:20-15:40 The HALOGEN project and Roots of the British interdisciplinary research [PDF]
Jonathan Tedds, Senior Research Liaison Manager, University of Leicester
15:40-16:00 Managing Research Data in the Gravitational Wave Astronomy Project [PDF]
Norman Gray, University of Glasgow
16:00-16:30 Discussion
faciliatated by Liz Lyon