This two day conference, 12-13 September, will explore metadata management in longitudinal studies.
About the event
This two-day CLOSER workshop will explore how structured metadata and open standards can be used to actively manage longitudinal study data and resources.
The first day will provide delegates with an overview of different structured metadata concepts, as well as use cases including data management, question management, versioning and data sharing.
The second day will kick off with an opportunity to learn about the ELIXIR platform and its development. This will be followed by talks from data managers working on social and biomedical longitudinal studies who will share their experience of working with structured metadata. They will also discuss how their teams are addressing some of the challenges that can come with it.
Over the course of the two days, delegates will have given the chance to ask questions and network with peers. There will also be a group discussion about future needs for metadata and data management, as well as identifying potential barriers to making progress in this area.
This workshop is open to all who may be interested, and will be of particular use to longitudinal data managers handling social science or biomedical data.
This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is essential.
Delegates have the option to either attend both days of the workshop, or just one. Please note you will be asked to specify which day(s) you plan to attend during the registration process.
Provisional outline of the event
Please note this programme is still provisional and may be subject to change.
12 September 2019
Delivered by Jon Johnson (CLOSER Technical Lead) and Hayley Mills (CLOSER Senior Metadata Officer)
09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Introduction to metadata management concepts
11:00 Tea and coffee break
13:30 Questions and questionnaires
14:30 Tea and coffee break
15:00 Datasets and variables
16:00 Discovery and harmonisation
17:00 End of day one.
18:00 OPTIONAL: Meet for networking and dinner at Ciao Bella (86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ LONDON)
13 September 2019
09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Metadata management – international perspectives
- Kerrin Borschewski and Jeannine Beeken (CESSDA Metadata Office)
- Alina Danciu (Centre de données socio-politiques (CDSP), Sciences Po)
- Bodil Agasoster (Norwegian Centre for Research Data)
11:00 Tea and coffee break
11:30 Metadata management – UK perspectives
- Managing multiple longitudinal studies (Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
- Managing panel studies (Understanding Society, ISER)
- Cross study and institution perspective (CLOSER)
13:30 Group discussion on future needs for metadata and data management, and identifying potential barriers to making progress.
15:00 Tea and coffee break
15:30 Plenary session
17:00 End of the workshop.
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