5th Annual Conference

eventdate: “May 28th 2013”
eventtime: 10:00am

eventvenue: “Woburn House, London”

We are excited to announce the date of our 5th annual user conference taking place in Woburn House, London.

This year we are dedicating a majority of the day to workshop sessions, some of which will be run by our user community.

Keynote Speaker – Gerry Lawson

Gerry used to be a research biologist and forester.  He now coordinates business and research information for NERC,  including the implementation of NERC’s Research Data and Open Access policies.  His talk will examine scope for funders and research organisations to share information on research funding, research resources and research outcomes for mutual benefit.


10:00 – Registration

10:30 – Welcome

10:40 – Daniel Hook, CEO Symplectic – “Symplectic Update”

11:00 – Keynote Speaker: Gerry Lawson, NERC Research Information Systems – “Research Inputs and Outcomes: How to minimise effort by sharing within the community”

11:30 – Lunch and networking

13:00 – Workshop sessions

14:50 – Coffee break

15:10 – Workshop sessions

16:00 – Conference round up

16:15 – Conference close


To find out more about the workshop sessions and to register for the event, please head to our eventbrite page at http://symplectic2013.eventbrite.co.uk/.

For up-to-date news – #SymplecticUCUK

Look forward to seeing you there!

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