- Booking closed
After careful consideration and because of the ongoing and unpredictable developments around coronavirus, this event will no longer go ahead as planned.
It was a difficult decision but the health and wellbeing of our members and staff is our top priority. We also want to ensure we play our part in containing and delaying the spread of the virus. We are aware that many of you will have booked travel for the event and we are sincerely sorry for any monetary losses you may incur.
We are currently looking at alternatives for this event, and we will update further when available.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience that cancelling this event may cause. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This free one-day event will bring together senior research leaders, funders and other stakeholders to consider how digital opportunities will impact research excellence post-REF2021.
We’ll explore the opportunities of global, interdisciplinary research enabled by technology and data driven approaches to solve both urgent and long-term problems, boosting social and economic wellbeing, including:
- What are the critical factors in shaping the research environment of the future?
- How do we ensure that we are able to strengthen collaboration and increase capacity and capability?
- How will a “Research 4.0” future – one where technology is left to get on with the repetitive, the mundane and the low-level aspects of the research lifecycle – impact research?
- How do we support new forms of research excellence?
We’ll also discuss the challenges of infrastructure, organisational strategy and culture, and concerns about ethics, reproducibility and privacy.
We’ll investigate these issues in presentations, panel discussion and workshops with an aim to generate ideas and discussion about how institutions, funders and Jisc can work together to realise a better future.
Taking place at the Royal Institution, a venue steeped in the history of research, discovery and new technologies, we will look forward to the future of research and how we can continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
- David Sweeney, executive chair of Research England - David will set out a future vision of what a university needs to do to remain competitive and sustainable, adding in the imagined technology landscape for research excellence
- Professor Rob Proctor, University of Warwick - Rob will reveal the findings of the second Demos Research 4.0 report, following the publication of the first report in October 2019
- Panel session - Hear from researchers currently at the forefront of the practical applications of using emerging technologies in their research. Confirmed panellists include Professor Ruth Ahnert, Queen Mary University of London, Turing Fellow and Julie Freeman, Queen Mary University of London
- Workshop sessions - Explore ideas you have put forward which will shape future Jisc investment along the following themes: research excellence, financial sustainability, expertise and skills, integrity and ethics, international reach, knowledge exchange, organisational strategy and culture
Thursday 7 May 2020
Registration and refreshments
Research technologies - presentation and panel discussion
Networking and refreshments
Who should attend
The event provides the opportunity to network with colleagues, funders and others, hear expert speakers on current topics, reflect on your own institution’s approaches and influence future directions for Jisc’s support for research.
It will be of particular interest to:
- University leaders responsible for the strategic direction of research - vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors research, deans and heads of school, faculty
- Those in universities responsible for leading research management - directors and heads of research, heads of knowledge exchange, research office lead, library directors, IT leads, estate leads
- Representatives from research funders, research councils and government departments
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