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Workshop 3 Summary

Digital Repositories supporting eResearch: exploring the eCrystals Federation Model.
eBank/R4L/SPECTRa Joint Consultation Workshop, held on 20 October 2006, at the London Metropole Hotel.
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Report: [PDF]

Workshop 2 Summary

Held jointly with CCLRC, on 18th February 2005 at the University of Bath, 2005.
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Workshop 1 Summary

Held on Thursday 5th August 2004 at the University of Bath.
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Report: Outcomes of eBank UK workshop [Word]

Workshop 1

Evaluation Report: available 1st December 2004

eBank UK Evaluation Report: Outcomes of eBank UK workshop, University of Bath 5th August 2004. [ Word ]

Date: Thursday 5th August 2004 10.15 - 15.00

Venue: University of Bath

The workshop will be held on the University of Bath campus (8 West 2.6). Information on travelling to the University of Bath and campus maps are available from the University Web site.

Purpose of Workshop

Over the last year eBank UK project has investigated the 'publication at source' of research data in a specific scientific area, crystallography. Based on the open access model, the project has produced a prototype repository of crystallography data which enables self-archiving of data by chemists. A demonstrator service has been developed in conjunction with the ePrints UK project which allows users to search available data repositories and make links to the published literature. The project has also investigated methods for embedding such services within external points of access, such as subject portals.

eBank UK is holding a workshop to obtain feedback from stakeholder communities on the outputs of the project. This workshop provides an opportunity to shape future strategies and requirements.

The aims of this workshop are to demonstrate the outcomes of the eBank UK project to potential adopters and collaborators, and to engage key players involved in the publishing and access to scientific data in order to evaluate the progress made, discuss the issues and consider their future requirements. The eBank UK project will use feedback from the workshop to make recommendations to the JISC as part of the final report from the project. .

During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about the outputs of eBank UK through demonstrations of the repository of crystallography reports, and the search service, and their integration into PSIgate.

Although the workshop will concentrate on the crystallography area as an exemplar, other disciplines are invited to investigate the possibilities for the extension of the approach into their own scientific community. The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the scope and potential for other similar services to be developed, their relation to existing data facilities, business models and potential collaborations, as well as the use of such data archives in learning and research activites.

Participants are invited to contribute to the discussion by placing the eBank UK project in the context of their own activities, describing their requirements and suggesting ways forward that will be of mutual benefit to their communities (publishers, learned societies, and the HE and FE community).

Target Audience

The workshop is by invitation only and aims to bring together a number of stakeholders in the production, publication and re-use of scientific data, including:


There is no charge for attending the workshop; a light lunch will be served. eBank UK regrets it is unable to assist with travelling expenses.


  The eBank UK Workshop
10:30 - 11:00 Registration and Coffee
11:00 - 11:10 Introduction
Rachel Heery, eBank Project Manager, UKOLN, University of Bath
11:10 - 11:30 The vision for eBank UK
Jeremy Frey, Prof. Michael Hursthouse, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
11:30 - 12:00 Demonstration of Southampton eCrystallography Repository
Simon J. Coles and Christopher Gutteridge, University of Southampton
Demonstration of the deposit process and browsing of the eCrystallography reports.
12:00 - 12:30 Demonstration of eBank UK aggregator service and integration with PSIGate
Monica Duke, UKOLN, University of Bath
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:30 Plenary: Feedback and discussion
14:30 - 15:00 Summing Up and Recommendations to JISC
Chair: Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN, University of Bath
15:00 Close Coffee available for anyone wishing to stay on

If you have any enquiries with regard to the workshop, please contact:

Sarah Smith,
e-mail: s.smith@ukoln.ac.uk
Events and Marketing Assistant,
University of Bath,
Bath BA2 7AY, UK

tel: +44 (0)1225 38 4488
fax: +44 (0)1225 38 5105

Project Partners

UKOLN, University of Bath http://www.ukoln.ac.uk /

Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
http://www.ia m.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
http://www.chem .soton.ac.uk/

PSIGate, University of Manchester
http://www. psigate.ac.uk/newsite/

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