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Study of Users' Priorities for E-Infrastructure for Research (SUPER)

16 February, 2007 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Malcolm Atkinson
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=743

The motivation for SUPER, the conduct of SUPER and the draft report produced as a result of SUPER will be presented. The participants are invited to listen to and judge the outcome, to make recommendations for improvements to the report, to take note of the report as it may affect their research and development plans and, we hope, to endorse the findings of SUPER. It is intended that SUPER will have a significant influence on the direction of e-Science and e-Infrastructure investments during the next two years.

It is our intention that the endorsed report plus commentary and discussion will be prominent on the NeSC web site, in the report series and widely cited. The revised, refined and endorsed report will be circulated to those developing EPSRC strategy, to those developing e-Infrastructure strategy, to eSDF, to e-Science programmes within JISC and to the Research Councils Representatives committee.

The report will provide a foundation for further development of UK e-Infrastructure investment strategy and should be revised every two years. It will be presented in other contexts, such as the OGF20 meeting in Manchester and AHM07.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for the e-Science strategists and providers, e-Science directors, e-Science representatives in the Research Councils and technology strategists within research groups that are or plan to use e-Science methods.


09:30Registration & Coffee and a Bun
10:30The motivation and planned use of SUPER Malcolm Atkinson
10:45Presentation of SUPER: procedure, observations & recommendations
Steven Newhouse, Andrew Richards and Jennifer Schopf
11:30Q&A to obtain immediate clarifications
11:40Explanation of breakout groups & allocation to breakout groups.
These will review specific aspects of SUPER to refine recommendations
11:50Breakouts start
The number of breakouts will depend on participant numbers - probably 3 or 4
The topics will be identified as those that have received most attention by email and at meetings prior to the workshop.
13:30Resumption of breakout groups
14:15Breakout groups report back (chair Malcolm Atkinson)
15:00Review of recommendations, priorities and next steps e.g. How should the highest priorities be addressed urgently? (chair Malcolm Atkinson)


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

22 Nov - Registration Opens
12 Feb - Registration Deadline
12 Feb - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
16 Feb - Event Starts at 08:30hrs


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