[Asis-l] DCC and ERPANET Workshop on the Long-term Curation and Preservation of Medical Databases

Joy Davidson british.editor at erpanet.org
Fri Sep 2 11:21:44 EDT 2005

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DCC and ERPANET Workshop on the Long-term Curation and Preservation of
Medical Databases
13th-14th October, 2005
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Register for this Workshop

The Digital Curation Centre is pleased to announce that it will be
delivering a two-day workshop on the long-term curation and preservation of
medical databases. This workshop will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian
Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal from 13th – 14th October 2005. This event is
co-sponsored by ERPANET, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Digital
Curation Centre.

Enabling access to and re-use of digital information is an integral part of
medical research and health-service provision and is essential for enabling
accountability. This workshop will explore the ways that practitioners can
support accessibility and reusability of medical databases over time. The
workshop will provide an opportunity for information professionals, medical
practitioners, commercial developers, students, and researchers to network
with colleagues, learn about current developments, discuss their own
experiences, and to identify risks and challenges that are likely to emerge.
Presentations, and panel discussions will offer participants
cross-disciplinary perspectives on the long-term preservation of medical

The workshop will be delivered over three broad sessions — medical database
creation, curation and reuse. Each session will be chaired by a practitioner
in the field. The chair will begin the session by placing the topic into the
context of digital curation and provide references to international efforts
in the area. Following this introduction, each session will highlight
specific tools, practical approaches and emerging standards in the form of
presentations. Each session will conclude with an open question period which
will be moderated by the session chair.

Key themes include:
-Tools and standards to help create, curate and reuse medical databases;
-Description techniques that may help to ensure the long-term usability of
digital medical information within databases;
-Overview of curation and preservation activities being undertaken

Confirmed speakers for this event include:
-Peter Singleton, Cambridge Health Informatics
-Peter Kerr, NCRI Cancer Informatics Initiative
-Warren Hilder, Medical Research Council
-Livia Iacovino, Australia’s HealthConnect Project, Monash University
-Alan Doyle, Wellcome Trust

Programme Committee:
-Niklaus Butikofer, Co-Director ERPANET
-Alan Doyle, Science Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
-Mariella Guerico, Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
-Hans Hofman, Nationaal Archief van Nederland
-Seamus Ross, Associate Director DCC Services and Director, HATII,
University of Glasgow
-Allan Sudlow, Programme Manager, Research Management Group, Medical
Research Council

The venue for this event will be the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon,
Portugal. For more information on the venue please see

Travel Instructions
See detailed options for travelling to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation at

Registration http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/mdb-2005/register
Registration fees are £75 for DCC Associates Network members and £125 for
non-members. These fees include all workshop materials and handouts, lunch
on the 14th and refreshments. Membership of the DCC Associates Network is
free and more information on becoming a member can be found at

Joy Davidson
DCC Training Coordinator and ERPANET British Editor
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788

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