National research data service conference (UKRDS): booking opened

From: Stephen Pinfield <Stephen.Pinfield_at_NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:07:16 -0000

A National Research Data Service for the UK?

An International Conference on the UK Research Data Service (UKRDS)
Feasibility Study

The Royal Society, London

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Booking for this international conference of senior policymakers,
funders, scientists, IT managers, librarians and data service providers
has now opened:

Attendance at the conference is free. Places are limited, so early
booking is advised.

The UKRDS feasibility study was commissioned to explore a range of
models for the provision of a national infrastructure for digital
research data management. It has brought together key UK stakeholders,
including the Research Councils, JISC, HEFCE, British Library, Research
Information Network, Wellcome Trust, researchers, and university IT and
library managers, and it builds on the work of the UK's Office of
Science and Innovation e-infrastructure group. It also takes into
account international developments in this area.

The UKRDS report is due to be released soon and makes important
recommendations for investment in this key part of the UK national

The study has been funded by HEFCE as part of its Shared Services
programme, with additional support from JISC, Research Libraries UK
(RLUK) and the Russell Group IT Directors (RUGIT). It has been led by
the London School of Economics, with Serco plc as consultants.

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