Because good research needs good data


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The following organisations are helping us make this conference possible:


Microsoft Research Connections is dedicated to speeding time to discovery. As described by the editors and authors in The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, tools and technologies that enable data storage, curation, and identification will help researchers to share data, visualize it, and make cross-discipline discoveries. Our team develops – and promotes the community development of – free tools that enable long tail of science, stretching from the desktop to the cloud.

Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art in such areas as graphics, speech recognition, user-interface research, natural language processing, programming tools and methodologies, operating systems and networking, and the mathematical sciences.

Website: Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research are sponsoring the Poster Reception which will be held on Wednesday 26 February and will also be funding the Data Managememt in the Cloud Workshop which will take place on Thursday 27 February.

Data Management in the Cloud
Data Management in the Cloud

Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, initially focusing on the life, biomedical and environmental science communities.

Scientific Data exists to help publish, discover and reuse research data and is built around six key principles:

  • Credit: Credit, through a citable publication, for depositing and sharing your data
  • Reuse: Complete, curated and standardized descriptions enable the reuse of your data
  • Quality: Rigorous community-based peer review
  • Discovery: Find datasets relevant to your research
  • Open: Promotes and endorses open science principles for the use, reuse and distribution of your data, and is available to all through a Creative Commons license
  • Service: In-house curation, rapid peer-review and publication of your data descriptions

 Website: Scientific Data

Scientific Data are supporting the "Research Data Publication in Principle & Practice" Workshop which will take place on Monday 24 February and sponsoring the drinks at the Pre-Conference Drinks Reception on Monday 24 February.

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Research Data Services is a new group in Elsevier, derived from Elsevier Labs, aimed at seeing how Elsevier might help with sharing and annotating research data. We are particularly focused on getting data into discipline-specific repositories, and think we can bring our core competencies in nomenclatures and informatics, repeatability and best practices in process and process management, and impact assessment and analytics to help overcome the barriers of research data sharing and curation: lack of time and informatics skills, lack of credit.

Website: Elsevier

Elsevier will be sponsoring the Student places





OCLC Research is one of the world’s leading centers devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries in a rapidly changing information technology environment. OCLC Research works with the community to collaboratively identify problems and opportunities, prototype and test solutions, and share findings through publications, presentations and professional interactions. Several of our efforts endeavor to help academic libraries advance the research mission of their universities.  A recent publication, Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy, is a call for action that summarizes the benefits of systemic data management planning and identifies the stakeholders and their concerns.

OCLC is a worldwide member-owned and member-governed library cooperative that connects libraries in a global network to manage and share the world’s knowledge and to form a community dedicated to the values of librarianship: cooperation, resource sharing and universal access.  OCLC members cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat — the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials and a tribute to collaborative spirit of libraries.

Website: OCLC

OCLC will be sponsoring the IDCC14 usb sticks





F1000Research is an original open science journal for life scientists that offers rapid open access publication, transparent post-publication peer review by invited referees ,and full data deposition and sharing. The journal accepts all scientifically sound articles, including single findings, case reports, protocols, replications, null/negative results, and more traditional articles.


F1000 Research are supporting the "Research Data Publication in Principle & Practice" Workshop which will take place on Monday 24 February.