Wednesday 6 July 2016  9.30 – 4pm

This is an invitation to all staff and research students to a development event about the use of Big Data sets on Wednesday 6 July. The Conference title is The Data Revolution: Why is Big Data a Big Deal for Universities?  The event is relevant to professional services staff including HR, IT; to academic staff for research and curriculum content purposes; and to research degree students.

There will be two keynote speakers:

Professor Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics and Citizen Science Lead, University of Oxford (BBC Sky at Night, Zooniverse)

Professor Jim Griffin, University of Kent and Turing Institute

There will also be opportunities to participate in discussions within a ‘market place’, workshops and discussion with key university staff about the development of the University’s capability to manage and carry out research using large data sets.  If you use large data sets, or your research is linked to Big Data and you would like to share your knowledge, understanding of pitfalls as a workshop or a ‘market stall’ please contact

If staff or students have material which uses large data sets or large numbers and can be presented in poster form could they contact Nicole Robinson (

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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