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Making Sense of Large Datasets: Perspectives Across the Sciences

Conference   20.06.2011






Murray Grant (University of Exeter), Jessie Kennedy (Napier University, Edinburgh), Alberto Cambrosio (McGill University), Alison Wylie (University of Washington), Wendy Parker (Ohio University), Karen S. Baker (Long Term Ecological Research Network, University of California, San Diego), Paul Schofield (University of Cambridge), Gail Davies (UCL), Jenny Reardon (University of Santa Cruz), Annamaria Carusi (Oxford), John Dupré (Egenis), Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide), Staffan Mueller-Wille (University of Exeter), Werner Callebaut (KLI), Sabina Leonelli (Egenis).

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Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research

International conference sponsored by Egenis and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI).


Institute of Arab and Islamic StudiesStocker Road, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4ND

Room: IAIS Lecture Theatre

Event details


Monday 20 June

4:00 – 4:10Welcome: John Dupré (Egenis) and Werner Callebaut (KLI)

4:10 – 4:30Introduction: Making Sense of Large Datasets. Sabina Leonelli (Egenis)

4:30 – 6:00Panel Discussion 1: Using Data in 21st Century Biology. Chair: Werner Callebaut

4:30 – 4:50Paul Schofield (University of Cambridge): Sharing and caring; data integration in international large-scale mouse functional genomics

4:50 – 5:10Murray Grant (University of Exeter): Enumerate and exposed! Drifting out of the comfort zone for the research pound

5:10 – 5:30Jessie Kennedy (Napier University, Edinburgh): 'Integrating Diverse Sources of Scientific Data: Is it safe to match on names?'5:30 – 6:00Discussion


Tuesday 21 June

9:30 – 11:00Data Use in Biomedicine and Archeology. Chair: Jenny Reardon (University of Santa Cruz)

9:30 - 10:00Alberto Cambrosio (McGill University): Patient samples, data, evidence and utility: resource management in biomedicine [paper authored by Pascale Bourret, Alberto Cambrosio, Peter Keating and Nina Kohli-Laven]

10:00 - 10:30Alison Wylie (University of Washington): Mixed Masses of Data: Evidential Reasoning in Archeology

10:30 - 11:00Discussion

11:00 – 11:30Coffee

11:30 – 13:00Data Use in Climate and Environmental Science. Chair: Gail Davies (UCL).

11:30 - 12:00Wendy Parker (Ohio University): Some challenges of climate ‘data’

12:00 - 12:30Karen S. Baker (University of California, San Diego): Growing Infrastructures for Data Use: An Ecological Site-Network Information Management Perspective

12:30 - 13:00Discussion

13:00 – 14:00Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion 2: Making sense of data – philosophical perspectives. With interventions from John Dupré (Egenis), Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide), Staffan Mueller-Wille (University of Exeter), Werner Callebaut (KLI), Annamaria Carusi (Oxford). Chair: Sabina Leonelli.

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