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

Joy Davidson british.editor at erpanet.org
Fri Sep 23 09:58:47 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 databases.


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
-Robert Terry, Wellcome Trust

To see the full programme, please see

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

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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