Because good research needs good data

External Events

Medialab-Prado’s Visualizar program is a research and education platform devoted to exploring the culture of Big Data and its impact today in science, society and the arts.

Since its first edition in 2007 the program has gathered more than one hundred participants from all over the world who have developed projects explaining stories about phenomena like pollution levels and traffic flows within big cities, the use of social networks in political campaigns or the financing of cultural institutions.

The Collaborations Workshop (CW) brings together researchers, software developers and funders to form groups that can work together. It’s a forum in which people can talk about their research interests, abilities and requirements, and then meet with people who can fulfil those requirements. There are three aspects to the Collaborations Workshop. A series of lightening talks provides time for delegates to discuss their work. A follow-up session provides time for in-depth discussion between people who are interested in working together.

This annual event brings together professionals in the field of Education and Technology. It is an excellent opportunity to share your experiences and projects with educators and professionals from all parts of the world.

The deadline for abstract submission is 31st of March 2011.

Costs and Registration

€410 early registration before 5 May 2011

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? This workshop will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain, and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to support such activities.

Do you have cases where data is dependent on the software used to generate or manage it? Where you've been asked to preserve an online service? Or where software is a research output in its own right and needs curation? If so, you need to understand where and how to preserve software, as well as data, for future use. Fortunately there is a free JISC-funded workshop intended to give you a head start in this emerging area. It is being held on 7 February in London, and is particularly well suited to your projects.

Screening the Future 2011 will connect small and large archives, service providers, vendors, funders, policymakers, and educators developing solutions to the most urgent questions facing audiovisual archives, including:

  • What are we preserving?
  • How can we fund our future?
  • Where do archives meet IT?
  • How can we valorise our Archives?

Costs and Registration

€70 - €150