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28 June, 2016 - UCLH Research Open Day

Time: 14:30:00 - 17:30:00

A special exhibition of research and innovation for patients and the public will see three floors of University College Hospital accommodate 50 interactive stalls where researchers will demonstrate the latest technology and techniques tackling conditions such as cancer, dementia and arthritis. Visitors will have the chance to put on headphones and try a cochlear implant simulator; have a 3D scan of their face; find out their hand hygiene levels; extract DNA from strawberries in addition to many other activities. Visitors will also have the opportunity win an iPad mini and tour some of the trust’s state-of-the art facilities, bookable on the day.

Location: Main atrium , University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road , London, NW1 2BU

Contact: Marie Ange Achille

Email: m.achille@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 2199

29 June, 2016 - eResearch Domain launch

Time: 14:00:00 - 18:00:00

The UCL eResearch domain brings together the community across UCL who perform theoretical and applied research into computational and data sciences and digital technologies to enhance UCL’s environment for research and teaching in this field. Join us at this exciting launch event: • Find out about collaborative, funding or training opportunities • Tell us your priorities for the domain • What would you do if there was £2 million funding? • Take opportunity to network with researchers across all UCL faculties and ISD • Discover the diversity of UCL’s research Call for speakers We are looking for speakers from all faculties to represent the diversity of UCL’s research. You will have 1 minute to present your slide during the lightening talk session and there will be a prize for the best presentation! PhD students and early stage postdocs are especially encouraged to apply. If you would like to be considered for the event please complete online form by the 10th June 2016.

Location: Main Quad Pavilion, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: eresearch@ucl.ac.uk


29 June, 2016 - UCL ISR Public Lecture: H2O for our future

Time: 17:45:00 - 19:00:00

This talk introduces you to David William's work which aims for us to have a better management of water for our future. He will illustrate the range of satellite images that his Team have access to and how they managed to map world's surface water by computing huge amount of data. He will use examples to show just how water shortages can have dramatic social, economic and even political impact, and how we can promote local evidence-based solutions to our global problems.

Location: Tavistock Room, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 5935

6 July, 2016 - Comparing data across and within longitudinal studies: challenges, opportunities and resources

Time: 15:45:00 - 17:15:00

At the Research Methods Festival 2016, CLOSER will have an exhibition stand and live demonstrations of CLOSER Discovery, an online resource that enables researchers to search the contents of eight leading UK longitudinal studies. This session focuses upon the value of comparing data from different longitudinal studies, or different waves of the same study, and the challenges involved. Presentations will describe CLOSER-funded projects that have compared data from a number of different UK cohort studies via retrospective harmonisation of key measures, and two new CLOSER resources aimed at helping researchers who are interested in cross-study or cross-wave comparisons. Professor Rebecca Hardy (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing), Dr Bilal Nasim (UCL Institute of Education) and Ms Gemma Seabrook (UCL Institute of Education)

Location: , University of Bath, Bath,

Contact: CLOSER

Email: closer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

6 July, 2016 - Grantsmanship mentoring for early career researchers

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:30:00

At this mentoring workshop, early career researchers will get the chance to present and receive feedback on a two-page outline grant or fellowship proposal. On the day, early career researchers will also deliver a 3 min presentation. Senior academic mentors will then ask questions about the proposal and provide constructive feedback. The mentoring sessions will run for 3 hours and early career researchers will be able to sit in throughout in order that they can learn from their peers and vice versa. Early career researchers will submit their proposal two weeks in advance, which will then be passed on to senior academic mentors. There are only 12 places on the mentoring workshop, your place will be reserved once you have sent your two page research proposal to r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk.

Location: Meeting Room 1, Maple House Suite 1A (First Floor), 149 Tottenham Court Rd, London , W1T 7NF

Contact: Rob Aldridge

Email: r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 July, 2016 - Introduction to bioinformatic resources and gene ontology

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Registration to the ninth 2-day Introduction to bioinformatic resources and gene ontology Workshop is now open. This 2-day course provides hands-on training in the use of gene ontology, as well as other bioinformatics resources, such as UniProt, Ensembl, Biomart, IntAct and Cytoscape. As always this workshop is freely available to all biological or biomedical Ph.D. and Post-Doc research scientists. Organised by the Functional Gene Annotation group at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science.

Location: B29 cluster room, Foster Court, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Ruth Lovering

Email: r.lovering@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 August, 2016 - 2016 international population data linkage conference

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In collaboration with The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is pleased to announce the 2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference, taking place at Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales from 22-26 August 2016. Hosted by the current Director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) and Co-Deputy Director of the The Farr Institute Professor David V Ford, this unique international conference is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians with opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge population data linkage work that is underway across the world.

Location: The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus, Fabian Way Wales, UK, Crymlyn Burrows, SA1 8EN and SA1 8EP

Contact: Conference organising team

Email: info@ipdln.org

Phone: Please email

12 September, 2016 - Research methods course - UCL Department of Infection and Population Health

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The UCL Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and researchers with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course aims to teach the following: • Principles of formulating a research question and designing a project; • Qualitative, quantitative, biostatistical and epidemiological research methods; • A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research; • How to critically appraise scientific literature; • Presenting at conferences and getting papers published. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: UCL Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Bloomsbury, London,

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 2084

22 February, 2017 - 3rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017

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The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in collaboration with the UCL Institute for Digital Health, is delighted to confirm its third behaviour change conference. World-renowned academic experts will be joining key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics. We will be welcoming submissions for talks, poster sessions, workshops and technology demonstrations from July. More information coming soon!

Location: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WX1E 7HU

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email