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Responding to the RCUK Review of e-Science

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Date and time

29th April 2010 - starting at 11.00am with coffee/tea and ending around 4.30pm.


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX

How to get to RAL


Places are limited but free, and registration is essential due to security requirements for gaining access to the site. Please visit this registration page to register.

Registration closes at 2.00pm on Monday, 26th April 2010. Please e-mail jo[at] if you miss this deadline and would like to attend.


The discussion will be based around the question 'How can we optimise the effect of the Atkins report?'

Update: Since this meeting was held, the report has been released on the EPSRC's web site: RCUK Review of e-Science 2009: Building a UK Foundation for the Transformative Enhancement of Research and Innovation

Time Speaker, Title and Abstract Presentations and other information
11.00 Coffee/tea
11.15 Jane Nicholson, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council - RCUK Review feedback
11.30 Neil Chue Hong, University of Edinburgh: Setting the jewels in the crown: responding to the Atkins report on UK e-Science - In the report from the RCUK Review of e-Science, Dan Atkins wrote that the UK has created a “jewel” -- a pioneering, vital activity of enormous strategic importance to the pursuit of scientific knowledge and the support of allied learning. I will consider some of the challenges to building on that work, particularly in terms of sustaining the key successes, and encouraging the emergence of new "jewels". PDF (368KB)
12.00 Neil Geddes, Science & Technology Facilities Council: Taking Forward the Atkins Report - A random walk through the recommendations and suggestions in the report.
12.30 Robert Gurney, University of Reading: The future of eScience in Environmental Science - The talk will discuss a little about the environmental applications of eScience so far, reflections on the Atkins report, and suggestions on how to use the lessons learnt so far to catalyse environmental science in the furure. PPT (11MB) PDF (1MB)
13.00 Lunch
13.45 David Robey, Oxford e-Research Centre: e-Science and e-infrastructure in the arts and humanities PPT (121KB) PDF (121KB)
14.15 Break-out groups
15.45 Panel - Chair: David Snelling, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
16.15 Wrap-up
16.25 Dates of future meetings:
  • 21st October 2010 - University of Reading
  • January 2011 - date and venue to be arranged
16.30 Departure
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