BioFAIR Roadshow: University of Birmingham
24 June 2024

Monday 24th June 2024 @ Elm House, 351 Bristol Road Birmingham B5 7SW


Learn about ELIXIR-UK’s new digital research infrastructure, BioFAIR, aimed at enhancing the accessibility and reusability of life science data. The project will be guided by the community and shaped by the priorities of UK life science researchers. In line with this, BioFAIR has organized this roadshow to connect with life science research communities across the UK, ensuring their involvement during the pre-launch planning and design phase. Enjoy refreshments while diving into the intriguing discussion about how to shape the development of BioFAIR.

BioFAIR is a UKRI funded federated digital research infrastructure (£34million over 5 years), due to launch this summer. BioFAIR will develop and operate a federated digital research infrastructure connecting existing life sciences infrastructures which will be assembled largely through the integration of existing services, resources and knowledge.

BioFAIR is part of the recently announced BBSRC’s blueprint for bioscience infrastructure.

BioFAIR’s focus will be on four core capabilities: data commons, method commons, knowledge centre, and community centre. The objective of the project is to deliver a step change in ‘Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable’ (FAIR) research data management (RDM), providing end-to-end FAIR RDM & analysis capabilities along with the necessary support and training for UK researchers working in the life sciences.

The project will be community led and driven by the priorities of the UK life science researchers. As part of this BioFAIR have arranged this roadshow to reach out to every corner of the UK to engage with life science research communities during our pre-launch planning and design phase.

We are excited to invite you to join us for the BioFAIR Roadshow at UoB on Monday, 24th June! (rescheduled due to significant rail industrial action)

Join the conversation about the UKRI-funded BioFAIR project launching this summer, aimed at creating a federated digital research infrastructure connecting existing life sciences resources. With a focus on data commons, method commons, a knowledge center, and a community center, BioFAIR seeks to revolutionize ‘Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable’ (FAIR) research data management. This community-guided project will be shaped by the priorities of UK life science researchers. To ensure their involvement in the pre-launch planning and design phase, BioFAIR has organized this roadshow to engage with life science research communities across the UK. For more information on BioFAIR, visit https://biofair.uk/.

This event will be hosted at Elm House (campus map) between 13:00 and 16:00 on Monday 24th June.

Local speakers include:

  • Dr Ralf Weber (School of Biosciences)
  • Dr Karin Slater (Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences)
  • Stephanie Thompson (Research Engagement and Data Group)

 Please register soon to avoid disappointment: https://BioFAIR-Birmingham.eventbrite.co.uk

 This event is jointly hosted at the University of Birmingham by the Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ), Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action (BISCA), and Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and AI (IIDSAI).

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