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Research in the Age of Big Data: speaker event


How should scientific training develop in the age of "Big Data"? The Wolfson Building will be hosting a speaker event from Oxford Open Science on Wednesday 22nd August .If you're interested in data management in the digital age, the spread of the open science movement, and how we can successfully develop our approach to training the researchers of the future, then our event this Wednesday is the thing for you!

What: "How best can we train graduates for research in the age of ‘Big Data’?"

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd August

Where: Room 278, Oxford e-Research Centre 

The evening will feature a varied and exciting programme of speakers, providing a range of perspectives on the key issues facing academia in the face of the “rising tide of scientific data”. These include:

  • Juliet Ralph and Oliver Bridle from Oxford’s Bodleian Library, discussing information seeking amongst students and the current provision of digital/data management tools (including a discussion of the recent JISC/British Library report on the working practices of Generation Y research students);
  • Anna Collins from DSpace Cambridge, talking about the “long tail in the shadow of big data”, whose responsibility data management is in these contexts and how this might develop in the future;
  • Laura Newman from the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN), talking about progress and plans for the newly-launched School of Data;
  • Jez Cope from the Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath, talking about his experiences in data management and social media training with DTC students.

Please note that in the event of large turnout, the event will be rehoused in Lecture Theatre B. The meeting will be signed from the door of 7 Keble Road.

Oxford Open Science is a group for anyone interested in open science projects with a focus on creating useful tools, apps and guidelines alongside building an Oxford based community with monthly meetups and periodic lectures, debates and workshops. Further information is available on the group wiki, as well as on Twitter (@oxopensci).