Measurement, Information and Innovation : Digital Disruption in the Chemical Sciences

Publié le 2 décembre 2015, par Thérèse Hameau

20 October 2015, London, United Kingdom - This meeting is being organised by two RSC Interest Groups, the Automation and Analytical Management Group (AAMG) and the Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (CICAG), and will address the challenges, opportunities and issues that arise through the digital transformation of laboratory work. Over the last few decades, chemistry laboratories have been experiencing a steady transition from traditional manual work and analogue measurement techniques to the adoption of new systems and processes based on digital technologies. In practical terms this means that work in the chemistry laboratory is changing, not only in day-to-day operations, but also in the long term processes for storing, maintaining, finding, using, interpreting and understanding scientific data and information. This has significant implications for chemistry, and for the required skill sets and expertise needed by laboratory chemists.

Although the ’scientific method’ continues to define the basic principles of laboratory work, digital technologies raise new questions about :
* The authenticity and integrity of data acquisition
* The collation and management of data and information
* The interpretation and derivation of meaning from data


In session 1 : Data acquisition

  • The purpose, practicalities, pitfalls and policies of managing and sharing data in the UK. Dr Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University.
  • Allotrope Foundation, how a data standard and taxonomy for analytical data will support data integration and knowledge generation. Dr Gerhard Noelken, Technology and Innovation Group, Pfizer Pharmaceutical Sciences

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