Learned societies and research information - life sciences and medicine

Added by Sarah on 03 January 2008 18:00

Tuesday, 11 December 2007 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Royal Society of Medicine, London

This event looked at how learned society communities deal with issues relating to research information and data.

Representatives of learned societies and/or their journals discussed how to develop guidance and advice for their own research communities; how they could influence the agenda of the RIN and other agencies; and how they could become acquainted with policy and practice in different learned societies and other bodies.

Key issues covered included:

  • publishing models for journals, practical issues around moving to new models
  • management of and access to research data
  • access both to physical and e-content, particularly for practitioners and researchers outside the HE community
  • training, especially where provision i­s insufficient or duplicated 

Represented at the meeting were:

  • Association of Medical Research Charities
  • Biosciences Federation
  • British Dietetic Association (Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics)
  • Freshwater Biological Association
  • Institute of Clinical Research
  • Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG)
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine 
  •  Society for Endocrinology
  • Society for Experimental Biology (Journal of Experimental Botany) 

Also taking part were members of the RIN’s Consultative Group for Life Sciences and Medicine.

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