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1 June, 2016 - Accessing patients and the public workshop

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Places are still available to the Accessing Patients and the Public workshop on Wednesday 1 June. This half day session for beginners and people with PPI experience aims to help researchers find the ‘right’ people to get involved in their work. To book a place please contact ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk. The programme of workshops is running between now and December and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2016 - Up Close and Policy: academics in conversation with policymakers

Time: 10:00:00 - 11:30:00

This Up Close and Policy event will bring together senior academic Prof Graham Hart (UCL Population Health Sciences) and external policymaker Mike Kelly, formerly Director of the Centre for Public Health at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). They'll discuss their experience of academic–policy interaction, offer their views on the complexities of policy engagement and answer your questions on opportunities and pitfalls. Have you ever wondered how research can inform policy decisions? Are you unsure of the best routes for engagement with public policy? Do you want to know more about when and how to communicate research to policymakers? Up Close and Policy sessions offer the chance to hear from UCL academics and policymakers on their experience of academic–policy engagement, the insights they have gained, and what they consider the key lessons for successful engagement.

Location: 1.02, Engineering Building, Malet Place , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Public Policy

Email: public-policy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 June, 2016 - Swamp Dialogues

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:00:00

Swamp Dialogues (Romania, 2015, 53 min) by Ildikó Zonga Plájás (with English subtitles) The Danube Delta in Romania – the ‘Last European Sanctuary’ – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While major efforts are made to protect biodiversity, the plight of local communities is largely overlooked. Social scientists claim that the traumatic nature of the swamp bears heavily on the villagers’ lives. But is Nature really to blame? Swamp Dialogues is based on extensive field-research in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. Through a ‘argument montage’ built entirely on cinematic language the film entails an anthropological reflection on knowledge production in social sciences. The screening will be introduced by Eszter Tarsoly. Following the screening, there will a discussion lead by Sahil Nijhawan and Rafael Chiaravalloti.

Location: B404 LT 2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Agniya Dremach

Email: a.dremach@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8708

7 June, 2016 - Big data and intelligent policing

Time: 09:30:00 - 18:00:00

Organised by UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

In May 2012, UCL began working with the Metropolitan Police Service on a major EPSRC-funded research project on Crime, Policing and Citizenship (CPC). The motivation was to develop new methods and applications in space-time analytics and emergent network complexity. Throughout the funding period, CPC has uncovered patterning in crime, policing and citizen perceptions, at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The research team has been avowedly inter-disciplinary, drawing on geoinformatics, crime science, geography and computer science, and the over-arching objective has been to engineer effective solutions to real world crime problems. This workshop will close the project by presenting the outcomes of the research. It will also provide a forum to discuss the role of Big Data in aspects of life that lie beyond intelligent policing. The workshop will be used to disseminate the findings across policing, government, industry and academia.

Location: Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Contact: Tao Cheng

Email: tao.cheng@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2738

8 June, 2016 - Creating Connections 11

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

Creating Connections is our regular networking event that brings together University College London staff and postgraduate students with representatives from community organisations, charities, residents’ groups, social enterprises and statutory organisations. The evening is a mixture of themed discussions in small groups with more informal hob-nobbing; the aim is to find areas of common interest and collaborative working. The June event will be co-organised with the Knowledge Quarter - a network of over 65 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations situated within a one mile radius of King’s Cross. June’s event will be of particular value to anyone interested in the following topics: the Knowledge Quarter, digital health, behaviour change, modern slavery and trafficking, community research and academic research, and libraries.

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

Contact: John Braime

Email: j.braime@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2016 - EU Referendum: environmental & climate change consequences for the built environment

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:00:00

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

The EU Referendum is a once in a generation event, the outcome of which will ultimately be driven by the vote of UK citizens. It has brought an opportunity to reflect and act on Britain’s standing within the EU and our relationship with it. It can remind us where Britain was before we joined the EU, what we have accomplished as full members with other EU nations to arrive where we are now, and what made Britain want to renegotiate our relationship with the EU. The key question that the referendum raises is: How has the EU membership affected the UK and what might change in the event of a vote to Remain or Leave? One important aspect that deserves examination is the consequences of the different referendum options for Britain's environmental & climate change legislation and practices in the built environment. This has not been given much discussion and limited information exists for what this means...

Location: Darwin LT, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 5935

10 June, 2016 - BBSRC funding workshop

Time: 13:00:00 - 15:00:00

The UCL SLMS Research Coordination Office is pleased to announce a workshop on Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funding. This will be an opportunity to hear from the BBSRC funding team and a BBSRC-funded UCL researcher. In addition to covering the BBSRC remit, funding opportunities, and peer review process, we have asked our speakers to discuss research areas that may sit at the BBSRC/MRC interface and how to tailor such research projects to align with the BBSRC remit; we therefore particularly encourage attendance from researchers in Divisions/Institutes that are classically disease-oriented (who may have more experience with MRC) but who have basic biology research that could be relevant for the BBSRC remit. The workshop is open to all research staff.

Location: Bedford Way G03 LT, , 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Melanie Bradnam

Email: m.bradnam@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 0937 (int. 40937)

14 June, 2016 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance training and awareness event

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

IT for SLMS are inviting UCL research staff/students to attend one of the monthly Information Governance (IG) training and awareness events. If you have attended this event before or you have equivalent NHS IG training, then you need not attend. This event will provide clear guidance on information governance responsibilities and control, how these affect research activities and how the SLMS Information Governance Framework can help researchers meet their legal obligations. Attendance at this event together with successful completion of an online assessment in Moodle (‘SLMS Information Governance - Assessment of Understanding’) will fulfil your information governance training needs under the SLMS IG Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training is recorded on the SLMS IG training register. Certificates will be valid for one year and to renew you just need to retake and pass the Moodle Assessment of Understanding, online.

Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: IT for SLMS

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

14 June, 2016 - UCL-TB June North London journal club

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

The June North London TB Journal Club will be presented by Jenna Wills and Conor Tweed at the Clinical Trials Unit. Please ensure you book your ticket in advance as security will need to print your tickets in advance and arrive ten minutes early to allow time to be escorted to the room. We will share deails of the paper to be presented before the meeting. UCL-TB is a cross-disciplinary community that spans UCL and our global partners supporting interaction and collaboration. Our aim is to research the treatment, cure and prevention of TB in communities with, and at risk of, tuberculosis.

Location: UCL CTU, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway , London , WC2B 6NH

Contact: UCL-TB

Email: tb@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 June, 2016 - Working with publics: Which group is right for me and how do I make a link?

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Staff and students from across UCL are warmly encouraged to come to the first ever meeting of the UCL Public Engagement Network. These sessions bring together people who are interested in public engagement: whether you’re an old hand or a complete novice please bring your experience and questions to what we hope will be lively, thought-provoking and participatory sessions. At the first session, we’ll explore how to find public groups to work with and how to connect with them in a meaningful way. We’ve invited a community partner and two UCL project leaders to give very short talks. These will be followed by Q&A and time for discussion. We’re also keen to hear your ideas about how you’d like to use the network, so please come ready to share your thoughts.

Location: Bloomsbury Theatre Studio , UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Contact: UCL Engagement Unit

Email: publicengagement@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2016 - In conversation: "Across Generations"

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:00:00

Organised by UCL Population Health

Join study members and scientists behind two British birth cohort studies for the premiere of “Across Generations”. For the first time, this innovative short film brings together study members from two world-renowned birth cohort studies to discuss the importance of longitudinal research. The study members discuss their memories of being involved in the study, their reasons for continued participation and their ideas for future research. “Across Generations” involves participants from the MRC National Study of Health and Development (NSHD) who this year are celebrating their 70th birthday and Children of the 90s who are coming up to their 25th birthday. After the film showing, join study members and scientists to discuss the importance of birth cohort studies, what they can tell us about health and society and why study members remain participants for their whole lives!

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Studio, UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Contact: Stephanie Pilling

Email: stephanie.pilling@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7670 5706

22 June, 2016 - UCLPartners introduction to quality improvement

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

UCLPartners is committed to supporting our partners to build communities who have the capability to deliver improvement across the partnership. This one day session is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the methodology and models UCLPartners use to support quality improvement work, covering all the basics necessary to understand and participate in QI initiatives. The session aim is to deliver a package including all the basics necessary to understand and participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. Open to all UCLPartners and partner organisation employees, and all UCLPartners postgraduate trainees and those in the Frontier (SASG) programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Rachana Bhatt

Email: Rachana.bhatt@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

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

Phone:

29 June, 2016 - eResearch Domain launch event

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

Do you use data science, computational science or digital technologies in your research? Join Prof Phil Luthert (Ophthalmology) and Prof Jonathan Tennyson (Physics and Astronomy) at the exciting launch of the UCL eResearch Domain. • 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. Interested in presenting for 1 minute during the lightning talk session? Complete the online form by 10 June. There will be a prize for the best presentation! PhD students and early stage postdocs are especially encouraged to apply. 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.

Location: UCL Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Louise Chilsholm

Email: l.chisholm@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 June, 2016 - eResearch Domain Launch Event

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

Do you use data science, computational science or digital technologies in your research? - 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; it is a great opportunity to raise the profile of your research and to network with colleagues. - 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: l.chisholm@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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: info@closer.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