Case studies in the life sciences: how researchers use and manage information resources

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:30 - 20:30

Location: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

This event launched a report on seven case studies across a range of life-sciences, which provides an evidence base to help contribute to a better understanding of the information practices of researchers.

The report by the RIN and the British Library breaks new ground in understanding the practices and needs of researchers from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives in the life sciences. It shows that a ?one-size-fits-all? information policy cannot be effective. More information about the study is available on our projects page.

We welcomed an audience of senior representatives from all sections of the community on the night, who contributed to the debate on the issues raised by the study.


  • Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute and Chancellor, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Michael Jubb, Director, Research Information Network
  • Graham Pryor, Deputy Director & e-Science Liaison, Digital Curation Centre and Professor Robin Williams, Director of Research Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for the Study of Science and Technology and Innovation
  • Dr Alan Sudlow, Relationships Manager - Science, Technology & Medicine, British Library

If you?d like to contribute to the discussion, join our forum on Nature Networks and follow our hashtag on Twitter #casestudieslife

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