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Future Directions of Citizen Science

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

UKOLN Events in partnership with e-Research South is organising a free full-day event looking at the work of citizen science projects and how to develop them successfully in the future. The Workshop on the Future Directions of Citizen Science will take place on Wednesday 29 May 2013 at the Royal Society, London.

Details of the Workshop Programme and how to book one’s free place are available from the UKOLN Web site.

Brigitte Jörg and the CERIF Support Project at UKOLN

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have recruited Brigitte Jörg to the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN, to be the National Coordinator for our new JISC-funded CERIF Support Project. Brigitte will be joining us in June 2012, when the project begins.

Together with JISC, the Innovation Support Centre recognises the growing importance of CERIF in the research information management landscape in the UK – our own Rosemary Russell has recently published a study on this.

Brigitte has a very high level of expertise with CERIF and will bring strong information management skills and experience to the Innovation Support Centre. We have already worked with Brigitte a little: in particular, she was a speaker at our recent CERIF Tutorial in Bath.

We look forward to working with her!

Vacancy: CERIF National Co-ordinator

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

UKOLN currently has a vacancy for a national coordinator to support the engagement of the UK Higher Education sector in the implementation of the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF).

Full details of this vacancy are now available on the University of Bath ‘Jobs’ site.

Vacancy at UKOLN: Data Scientist

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

We are seeking to recruit a Data Scientist to work at UKOLN, to contribute to the new JISC-funded Research360 Project, which will begin to implement institutional research data management infrastructure at the University of Bath.

The post requires a good knowledge of the digital curation and preservation community, together with significant experience in data informatics or provision of data informatics advice and guidance. Applicants should have a demonstrable technical understanding of metadata requirements, data standards, formats and identifiers in particular disciplines or domains for research data management good practice. Applicants will also have the ability to rapidly acquire expertise in curation tools and to quickly develop   effective working relationships with a wide range of academic and support staff.

This full-time position is part of the integrated Informatics Research Group and Digital Curation Centre (DCC) team at UKOLN. Informal enquiries should be made to:

Dr Liz Lyon
tel: +44 (0)1225 386580
or email

Please see the full job description and person specification for this vacancy, along with the application form and further details, at this Web address:

Farewell to Ann Chapman, UKOLN Research Officer, 1987-2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Ann Chapman retires from UKOLN on 31 March 2011, after more than 24 years of  dedication, commitment, and excellent standards.

Since joining UKOLN in 1987,  Ann has made significant contributions to UKOLN and to the wider HE and library communities. As explained on the UKOLN Web site, Ann’s career progression closely reflected the development of UKOLN from a centre for cataloguing research to the centre of excellence in digital information management that it is today.

UKOLN colleagues send Ann their best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement.
Ann Chapman retirement presentation, UKOLN

UKOLN Seminar: Website Design – Down with Technicalities, Up with the User and Crawler

Monday, February 14th, 2011

This year UKOLN is opening up access to its seminar programme to other staff and researchers at the University of Bath and the wider community. We are pleased to announce the first international speaker of the year: Professor Melius Weideman, Head of Department in the Faculty of Informatics and Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. Professor Weideman will deliver a seminar entitled “Website Design – Down with Technicalities, Up with the User and Crawler” which will be held in the University Library at the University of Bath from 2-4 pm on Monday 21 February.

A small number of places are available for this seminar.  An Eventbrite booking form is available for those who wish to reserve a free place. This also provides further information about the seminar.