Jisc is bringing together research leaders in a community workshop to identify how technologies can enhance research.
The group will explore how the application of industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, ubiquitous connectivity and IoT environments can help address societal challenges and transform research.
These technologies are already offering unexplored research insights, but the question for the group is how can these technologies be used to improve the lives and work of researchers?
For example, the IoT is being used in the development of ‘smartlabs’. These labs illustrate that not only can these technologies open up new opportunities for the management of research laboratories, but the potential to change researchers’ home-life balance too.
Other topics that will be discussed include how industry 4.0 technologies can:
- Help enhance research excellence
- Support research reproducibility
- Change the role of the researcher
- Help create financial sustainability
The Jisc research community workshop will be held at the University of Salford on Thursday 28 November. The workshop is by invitation only, to express your interest and find out more information, visit the event page.