We are holding the following Open Event at Oxford University on discussing the role of Electronic Lab Notebooks in supporting R&D on July 6. For those of you able to make this free event, please simply send an RSVP via email to innovationwell [at] douglasconnect.com.
InnovationWell Open Seminar & Reception
The Electronic Laboratory Notebook – Systems for Managing Research Knowledge, Supporting Collaboration and Driving Innovation
Wolfson Seminar Room
Chemistry Research Laboratory
Mansfield Road, Oxford University
Thursday July 6, 4.30pm-8pm
Join us to discuss the emerging roles of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in managing multidisciplinary research activities, innovation and collaboration
This is an Open Seminar and involves no registration fee. However seated places are limited and will be restricted to a confirmed guest list. Please send an RSVP with your name and organisation via email to innovationwell [at] douglasconnect.com
4.30pm Welcome coffee
5.00pm Electronic Laboratory Notebooks and the Management of Modern Scientific Research and Development – an Industry Perspective
John Trigg, Managing Director, phaseFour Informatics, UK
John Trigg has over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of R&D data, information and knowledge management including 10 years experience of the world’s first enterprise level implementation of an Electronic Lab Notebook at Kodak. He will provide an overview of the critical emerging role of ELNs in modern industry research.
5.30pm Electronic Laboratory Notebooks as Engines of Knowledge for Research and Development – a Knowledge Management Perspective
Dr. Barry Hardy, Founder of the InnovationWell Community of Practice and Director, Knowledge Management Institute, Switzerland
Barry Hardy will provide an overview of the critical knowledge management strategies and methodologies for enabling productivity and successful outcomes in collaborative-based R&D. He will discuss knowledge assessment approaches aimed at the continuous improvement of the innovation and performance of the R&D organisation and its support ELN systems.
6.00pm ELN Framework Requirements to Support Collaborative Multidisciplinary R&D – A Solutions Perspective
Dr. Jeff Spitzner, President & Chief Science Officer, Rescentris; Ohio, USA
Jeff Spitzner is a leading expert in bioinformatics, knowledge management, and electronic laboratory notebook systems. In 1997 he co-authored the BSML data standard for bioinformatics, the pioneering XML technology in the life sciences; today he provides the vision and guides the development of Rescentris products. He will discuss the design and implementation of collaboration frameworks for the management of scientific research, and the role of semantic web technologies in record-keeping solutions that support the integrated R&D organization.
6.30pm Panel Discussion with Audience
The speakers and audience will discuss Electronic Laboratory Notebooks and their role in managing and supporting R&D in today’s complex multidisciplinary scientific environment.
Drinks, Snacks, Software Demos … and more discussions!
This event takes place alongside the following workshop activities running in Oxford that week:
Innovation & Knowledge Management in Research & Product Development
a 3 day Interactive Management Workshop, 5-7 July 2006
Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
led by leading industry experts and practitioners including Victor Newman, Paul Lefrere, David Gurteen, David Snowden, Jeff Spitzner, John Trigg, Iain Bitran and Barry Hardy
These workshops are aimed to bring leading best practice and issue discussion to industry researchers and managers striving to use the latest innovation and knowledge management techniques and tools to maximise productivity and return in investment from R&D activities. Workshop groups will work through and discuss complex issues highlighted by detailed case studies presented by instructors. The following topics will be discussed:
Strategic Knowledge Management in R&D
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Valuation
Effective Deployment Strategies for Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
Knowledge Assessment & Auditing
Ontologies & Knowledge Discovery
Integrating Innovation Management & Research Activities
Communication & Collaboration between Research Teams & Partners
Organisational Development & Culture in R&D
Decision Support for Research Project & Portfolio Management
Integration of Tools & Data in R&D
Complex Systems Approaches to Product Development
More Information at:
Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Design & Planning Methods
a Hands-on 5 Day eCheminfo Advanced Training Workshop Week
3-7 July 2006, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
These workshops are aimed to provide a set of stimulating workshops using latest advanced modelling techniques of relevance to chemists, life scientists and modellers working in drug discovery. Participants should return to their labs with new ideas, best practices and software experiences to maximise productivity in their own drug discovery research activities.
You can download a copy of the program brochure from:
Further information is available at:
Barry Hardy, PhD
Douglas Connect, Switzerland
+41 61 851 0170 (office)