Data Sharing in the Biosciences : a sociological perspective
26 June, 2008 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, EdinburghOrganiser: Robin Williams, , Jane Calvert and Jef Grainger
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=899
This workshop aims to explore the changes in the generation, utilisation and governance of information in the biosciences; to consider the implications of these changes; and, to provide advice as appropriate. The workshop will bring together scientists who are having to deal with data sharing issues in their own research (in biology and other relevant disciplines), and social scientists who are studying the impacts of data sharing on scientific practices.
The last decade has seen the generation of increasing quantities of biological data,driven in part by large-scale research efforts such as the human genome project and assisted by advances in automated analysis. Researchers are increasingly likely to be utilising datasets produced elsewhere. These developments mean that life scientists must develop new rules and governance procedures regarding the release and sharing of information, and to do with the standardisation of data, models and experimental protocols. Additionally, public funders of research have introduced data sharing policies that scientists are obliged to follow. These changes have consequences for research practices and for the knowledge that is produced.
This workshop will explore these issues by addressing questions such as:
This workshop is sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, in collaboration with ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen) and will be hosted in Edinburgh by the e-Science Institute.
Places at the workshop are strictly limited. Please send expressions of interest to Robin Williams, Jane Calvert or Jef Grainger using this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 09:30 Thursday 26 June 2008 and close at 17:00 on Thursday 26 June 2008.
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