InnovationWell Seminar: The Electronic Laboratory Notebook – Systems for Managing Research Knowledge (InnovationWell Open)

Venue: Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford Univesity

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 06, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 06, 2006
Registration Date: Jul 05, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jul 03, 2006
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Open Seminar & Reception

We are holding the following Open Event at Oxford University on discussing the role of Electronic Lab Notebooks in supporting R&D on 6 July 2006. For those of you able to make this free event, please simply send an RSVP via email to innovationwell [at]

Unable to attend in Oxford? Complete the signup on the website to be provided access to a Webinar version of the seminars & discussions.

InnovationWell Open Seminar & Reception

The Electronic Laboratory Notebook – Systems for Managing Research Knowledge, Supporting Collaboration and Driving Innovation

Wolfson Seminar Room

Chemistry Research Laboratory

Mansfield Road, Oxford University

Thursday July 6, 4.30pm-8pm

Join us to discuss the emerging roles of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks in managing multidisciplinary research activities, innovation and collaboration

This is an Open Seminar and involves no registration fee. However seated places are limited and will be restricted to a confirmed guest list. Please send an RSVP with your name and organisation via email to innovationwell [at]


4.30pm Welcome coffee

5.00pm Electronic Laboratory Notebooks and the Management of Modern Scientific Research and Development – an Industry Perspective

John Trigg, Managing Director, phaseFour Informatics, UK

John Trigg has over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of R&D data, information and knowledge management including 10 years experience of the world’s first enterprise level implementation of an Electronic Lab Notebook at Kodak. He will provide an overview of the critical emerging role of ELNs in modern industry research.

5.30pm Electronic Laboratory Notebooks as Engines of Knowledge for Research and Development – a Knowledge Management Perspective

Dr. Barry Hardy, Manager of the InnovationWell Community of Practice and Knowledge Management Institute, Switzerland

Barry Hardy will provide an overview of the critical knowledge management strategies and methodologies for enabling productivity and successful outcomes in collaborative-based R&D. He will discuss knowledge assessment approaches aimed at the continuous improvement of the innovation and performance of the R&D organisation and its support ELN systems.

6.00pm ELN Framework Requirements to Support Collaborative Multidisciplinary R&D – A Solutions Perspective

Dr. Jeff Spitzner, President & Chief Science Officer, Rescentris; Ohio, USA

Jeff Spitzner is a leading expert in bioinformatics, knowledge management, and electronic laboratory notebook systems. In 1997 he co-authored the BSML data standard for bioinformatics, the pioneering XML technology in the life sciences; today he provides the vision and guides the development of Rescentris products. He will discuss the design and implementation of collaboration frameworks for the management of scientific research, and the role of semantic web technologies in record-keeping solutions that support the integrated R&D organization.

6.30pm Panel Discussion with Audience

The speakers and audience will discuss Electronic Laboratory Notebooks and their role in managing and supporting R&D in today’s complex multidisciplinary scientific environment.

7.00pm Reception

Drinks, Snacks… and more discussions!


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FREE event - no fee involved.