17-18 November 2015, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Join us to discuss the latest advances in the technical infrastructure behind large-scale data sharing in the life sciences, and the interoperability of data resources supporting biological, medical, translational and clinical research.
- Jeffrey BARRETT, Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation
- Ewan BIRNEY, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
- Phil BOURNE, National Institutes of Health, BD2K
- Søren BRUNAK, ELIXIR Denmark
- Kate BUSHBY, Newcastle University, RD Connect
- Edwin CUPPEN, Hubrecht Institute
- Jim DAVIES, University of Oxford, Genomics England
- Jan ELLENBERG, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Euro-BioImaging
- Helen FIRTH, University of Cambridge, Deciphering Developmental Disorders
- Alex GUTTERIDGE, Pfizer
- Andrew LEACH, GSK
- Peter LUIJTEN, University Medical Center Utrecht, Center for Translational Molecular Medicine
- Ruth MARCH, Innovative Medicines & Early Development, AstraZeneca
- Willem OUWEHAND, University of Cambridge, Blueprint Epigenome
- Janet THORNTON, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) Welcome and Symposium closing
- Mathias UHLÉN, SciLifeLab
About the symposium
If you are interested in data challenges and possibilities in the life sciences, Open Bridges provides the perfect opportunity to network, discuss and collaborate with other like-minded individuals, including leaders in the field.
What’s the challenge?
Fragmented, inaccessible databases and tools pose a serious challenge to modern, data-driven science. Different research communities have their own ways of handling data, but acknowledge that a better flow of information between all domains could only enrich their work and better equip them to address the serious problems facing society today.
BioMedBridges is a common thread between twelve new international biomedical sciences research infrastructures, and has been working to deliver a common approach to handling data in the life sciences. Building and opening up these technical bridges between different communities is essential to ensuring the most efficient and sustainable use of publicly funded data resources.
Share your ideas
This international, open symposium, hosted by ELIXIR and held in the newly refurbished Wellcome Conference Centre near Cambridge in the UK, brings together researchers in imaging, bio-banking, bioinformatics, clinical trials, mouse models, chemical biology and translational research to discuss the major issues in data interoperability for the life sciences.
In plenary sessions and small, intensive workshops, we will explore the current status of data integration efforts in the life sciences and the tools and services being used to address them. We will also set our future requirements and describe what steps need to be taken to achieve more.
- Unlocking low-resolution structural biology data(INSTRUCT)
- Translational research infrastructure: submit, use, manage and combine imaging, clinical and molecular data (EATRIS/BBMRI/Euro-BioImaging)
- Data sharing for advancing health (ECRIN-ERIC/BBMRI-ERIC)
- Challenges in interoperability and semantic data integration - Lessons learned from BioMedBridges and OpenPhacts (ELIXIR)
- New resources and tools to support the use of mouse data for the study of human diseases (INFRAFRONTIER)
- Interoperability of cellular phenotypic data derived from microscopy images (Euro-BioImaging)
- Security challenges and solutions for sharing sensitive data in an open data environment (BBMRI/ECRIN)
- Metagenomics: bridging between environment and life (EMBRC/ELIXIR)
- An integrated platform connecting databases, registries and omics data for rare disease research (RD Connect)
- Journal data policies and practices: practical considerations for researchers (EMBL-EBI/ELIXIR/NPG Scientific Data)
- Better data-level metrics: quality and impact (F1000 Research/CERN/CASRAI)
- Challenges in international Ethics Review equivalency (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health)
View and download the up-to-date agenda here