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P-D-R holding workshop on the FAIRification of External Data

  • 1.  P-D-R holding workshop on the FAIRification of External Data

    Posted 04-09-2019 14:19
    The Pharma-Documentation-Ring (P-D-R)*** is holding an exploratory workshop in London in May on the 'FAIRification of External Data'. You'll have the opportunity to learn, discuss and debate the incredible impact FAIR is having across our industry. This is unique opportunity for cross-industry collaboration and we look forward to seeing you there!

    ***The P-D-R is an association whose members represent the scientific information departments of the leading international R&D-based pharmaceutical corporations.

    Agenda prepared by: Helen Malone, Director, Information Hub, GSK and President, P-D-R.  Link to Helen's post to download the agenda or feel free to contact me for more information.  See the P-D-R page on LinkedIn.

    When? Tuesday 21st May (10.00 BST) to Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (13.30 BST).

    Where? Heathrow Marriott Hotel, Bath Road, Hayes UB3 5AN, U.K.

    Who? Anyone with an interest in the FAIRification of external data.

    Why? The principles of FAIR data underpin digital transformation.

    What? Exploratory workshop to learn, discuss and debate.

    How? Combine thought leaders, cross industry professionals & data providers.

    Breakout sessions:
    1. Licensing: How can we develop fit-for-purpose licenses to enable the re-use of data for machines and humans alike? How do the FAIR principles support this change?
    2. Integration & Ontologies: How can we create a sharing culture which standardises meta-data, integrates ontologies and embraces new consumer trends such as mobile, voice and images? What part can FAIR play to accelerate this?
    3. Technologies & Architecture: With so many choices for data storage & management such as federated systems and cloud solutions, how does FAIR help? How is this different for validated systems (e.g. clinical data)?


    Janssen / IMI Fairplus: Herman Van Vlijmen
    University of Oxford: Philippe Rocca-Serra
    European Bioinformatics Institute: Tony Burdett
    Clarivate Analytics: Nadia Anwar
    GoFAIR: Erik Schultes
    Genomics England: Will Spooner

    Springer Nature: Iain Hrynaszkiewicz
    Copyright Clearance Center: Robin Bramley & Mike Iarrobino
    Crossref: Rachel Lammey
    Scibite: Jane Lomax
    APH Research Institute: Ronald Cornet
    Digital Science: Mark Hahnel
    Elsevier: Jabe Wilson

    We also have an interactive poster session including contributions from Bayer, CCC, Crossref, Digital Science, GSK, JInfo, Scibite, Springer Nature.

    £319 includes conference fee, all meals + 1 night's accommodation. Please register by 30th April 2019 at the latest. Click here to register.

    For additional night(s) accommodation (bed & breakfast) at £152 per night. Please email
    The day rate will be the same as full conference fee including accommodation (£319). Please email if you want to do this.

    Mindy Beattie
    Sr. Director
    Gilead Sciences, Inc