Alex Voss and Dimitrina Spencer
- 20th May '09 from 11:00 am to 05:00 pm
- Conference Room, OeRC, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
Existing investments in e-Research and Grid computing technologies have helped to develop the capacity to build e-Infrastructures for research: distributed, networked, interoperable, service-oriented computing and data resources that are available to underpin a wide range of research activities in all research disciplines. As the technical components and architectural styles are maturing, questions about uptake and embedding of e-Infrastructures in day-to-day working practices of researchers come to the fore. Exploring these questions will contribute to the e-Research community realizing its full potential and achieve sustainability.
This workshop aims to bring together members of the e-Research community who are working on and researching community engagement to widen the uptake of e-Infrastructures for research. We will focus on the practical issues involved in developing research methodologies and evidence-based interventions and operationalising findings from social scientific research to leverage and enable the wider uptake of e-Infrastructures for research. In particular, we would like to invite contributions to address the following topics:
- Methodologies for collecting evidence of e-Infrastructure uptake and service usage;
- Research on the existing practices and strategies for community engagement; requirements gathering and service delivery.
- Operationalising findings from social scientific studies of e-Research;
- Improving the existing and developing new approaches for evidence-based interventions to widen uptake;
- Implications for training, outreach and education.
The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences and to link research and practice. The workshop will help to strengthen the links in particular between the JISC-funded community engagement projects and the projects funded under the EPSRC Usability in e-Science call. We will disseminate the results on the websites of the participating projects and will discuss possibilities to continue the discussion in future workshops and other community activities.
Agenda: 20th May
11.00-11.15: Introduction - Alex Voss, Dimitrina Spencer.
11.15-12.00: Community Engagement: e Uptake, ENGAGE and eIUS - Alex Voss, Mike Fraser, Neil Chue Hong.
12.00-13.00: Discussion; Facilitator - Marina Jirotka
14.00-15.15: Embedding e-Science- Dimitrina Spencer, Ralph Schroeder and Grace de la Flor
Engaging NGS Users- Gillian Sinclair
The role of Web.2.0 in research and scholarly communications - Rob Procter, Meik Poschen, Alex Voss, James Stewart.
15.30-16.15: Discussion Groups - Facilitators: Alex Voss, Dimitrina Spencer, Neil Chue Hong
16.15-17.00: General Discussion and Closing - Marina Jirotka, Rob Proctor
To register for this event, please email Julia Bremble at firstname.lastname@example.org
Niel Chue Hong (.ppt)
Alex Voss and Meik Poschen (.ppt)
Gillian Sinclaire (.ppt)