What does Peer Review of Data Mean? Part 2

Monday, 24 June 2013 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

British Library, London



09.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Jonathan Tedds: Intro to principles as they stand now, what we aim to do after this session

10.20 Reviewer 1: Tom Griffin (STFC ISIS Facility). Responsible for ‘Scientific Computing’ – a broad term for data management, reduction and analysis. Previously also responsible for our user programme (e.g. peer review) development.

10.35 Reviewer 2: Dr. Simon Coles (National Crystallography Centre, University of Southampton). Article and data reviewer.

10.50 Reviewer 3: Paul Burton (Prof. of Genetic Epidemiology, D2K Research Program, Dept. Health Science and Dept. Genetics, University of Leicester). Senior reviewer for MRC and Wellcome Trust.

11.05 Reviewer 4: Christoph Steinbeck (Team Leader, Cheminformatics and metabolism, EBI)

11.20 Questions for speakers

11.45 Intro to group sessions

12.00 Lunch

12.45 Group session 1: Connecting data review with data management planning
What aspects of data and its management are, and can be, reviewed at the grant stage and how do they relate to the requirements of data review on completion of the study?

13.45 Group session 2: Connecting scientific, technical review and curation.
What is the core of data peer review, and where does the balance of burden lie in review between journals and repositories? How can curators’ skills and expertise be applied?

14.45 Group session 3: Connecting data review with article review.
What guidelines, tools and resources need to be in place to make review of data possible?

16.05 Sum up

16.30 Close

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Dr Jonathan Tedds

Senior Research Fellow
Dept. of Health Sciences

Centre for Medicine

University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Email: jat26 <at> le.ac.uk

Twitter: @jtedds

Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7780

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We were funded in 2012-2013 through the JISC Managing Research Data Programme, one of three projects in the Innovative Research Data Publication strand. The PI Dr Jonathan Tedds led the project through the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.