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The Jisc and Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) leaders conference brings together leading experts and influencers who support and collaborate with researchers employing, sharing and communicating digital research practices and outcomes from the UK, US, Europe and the rest of the world.
Conference theme and topics
The conference theme: frontiers in research practice - the university library as a catalyst, will explore how universities can equip themselves to respond to a research environment that is rapidly evolving and realise the potential it will offer. And specifically the library’s role in this.
A draft programme is now available (all timings are indicative and subject to change). The full programme will be released in early 2020. Some of the themes that may be explored are:
- Research 4.0
- Data science and analytics
- Research integrity, reproducibility and ethics
- Scholarly communications transformed
- Researcher skills of tomorrow
- Evolving research collections
The convergence of big data with technologies such as machine learning and ubiquitous connectivity offer the potential for automated research and data science at vast scales, but also raise important ethical questions.
Open research can enable reproducibility and transparency helping to build trust and integrity in the research process. All the while, the transition to a scholarly communications environment which supports open research poses challenges for authors, institutions, policy makers and publishers alike.
Libraries can be catalysts to all of this. Their relationships with researchers and the research process is ever evolving. Once ‘service provider’ many are now active as ‘research partners’, as well as ‘pioneers’ in the adoption and implementation of new processes and platforms.
We are delighted to announce the following speakers for the opening and closing sessions, with more still to follow:
Alexa T. McCray, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the department of medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Alexa conducts research on knowledge representation and discovery, with a special focus on the significant problems that persist in the curation, dissemination, and exchange of scientific and clinical information in biomedicine and health.
She is a former director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an intramural research division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
She is chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) board on research data and information, and she recently chaired their study entitled Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research.
James Wilsdon, digital science professor of research policy, University of Sheffield / director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI)
James is digital science professor of research policy at the University of Sheffield and director of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), a global consortium of research funders working to advance transformative and translational ‘meta-research', to inform more open, diverse and strategic research systems.
He is also vice-chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA). An interdisciplinary social scientist, he works on the politics, governance and management of research systems, and the relationship between evidence and decision-making.
Dan Cohen, dean of libraries; vice-provost for information collaboration, and professor of history, Northeastern University
Dan’s work is focused on the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and learning, from the nature of libraries and their evolving resources, to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools, to the changing landscape of communication and publication.
Prior to joining Northeastern, he was the founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America, which brought together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and made them freely available to the world.
Jisc and CNI conference is an opportunity to hear from, and engage with, thought leaders and experts from the US, UK, Europe and the rest of the world, to explore current issues and innovations in digital scholarship, facilitating a rich international exchange on leading practice and policy.
Monday 13 July
A pre-conference drinks reception for all delegates will take place between 17:30-19:30 in our Bristol offices. This is an opportunity to catch up with colleagues old and new in advance of the main conference starting on Tuesday 14 July.
Tuesday 14 July
Registration and refreshments
Morning break and networking
Lunch and networking
Afternoon break and networking
Finish and drinks reception
Wednesday 15 July
Registration and refreshments
Who should attend
Leaders and senior practitioners in libraries, research, academia and organisations supporting digital scholarship, research and scholarly communications within higher education.
- Library directors and senior library managers
- Pro vice-chancellors for research and senior research managers
- Heads of scholarly communication and open access
- Heads of university presses
- Pro vice-chancellors for teaching and learning
- Research service providers and
- Academic publishers
Tickets are priced at £300 + VAT per delegate. This includes access to the conference, welcome reception, drinks reception and all refreshments.
Please read our delegate terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy.
Accommodation - preferential rates at the Marriott Hotel
Book your room at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel using Jisc's special rate (valid until 8 May 2020). Or contact 0800 221 222 and quote "N73" for the special rate.
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View more accommodation options on the Visit Bristol website, which also features details on discounted rail tickets available on Great Western Railway routes for those attending conferences in the city.
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