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SYMPOSIUM: Open bridges for life science data | BioMedBridges

SYMPOSIUM: Open bridges for life science data

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.

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Phil Bourne, National Institutes of Health: Open data in a global ecosystem
Ruth March, Astra Zeneca: How the big data explosion is transforming pharma

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

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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

Collaborate and network in interactive workshopsThis 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.

Workshop topics



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