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Exploiting and Providing Research Data: Finding Strategies to Help Researchers

September 18, 2009

  • Date: Friday, September 18, 2009 
  • Time: 1pm 
  • Place: Centennial Science and Engineering Library Cafe Area

Professor Malcolm Atkinson and Professor David De Roure

Topic Summary: The presentation topic is critical for young scientists and any researcher using large data sets and/or researching Internet data. Data-intensive science is emerging as a leading new research method and a focus of NSF, DOE, DOD,NIH, NEH, and other national funding agencies. The speakers are both players in the global research environment. The effective use of data is key to advances in almost all disciplines. There are opportunities for significant advances as a result of the pervasive growth in digital data, communication and devices, however, there are many challenges in enabling researchers to become adept in this new fast-changing context.

Speakers: Professor Malcolm Atkinson plays a leading role in UK science and data policy making, and is on numerous European Union advisory boards such as the Baltic Grid and GEON. He leads training and education of EU-funded projects such as the International Collaboration to Extend and Advance Grid Education. He is a member of the Global Grid Forum Steering Group and Data Area Director for GGF.

Professor David De Roure has developed myExperiment which is designed to preserve and share scientific workflows. A founding member of the School’s Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group, he leads the e-Research activities and is a Director of the Pervasive Systems Centre, and is involved in the UK e-Science and e-Social Science programs. His work focuses on creating new research methods in and between multiple disciplines, and his projects draw on Web 2.0, Semantic Web and workflow.