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2011 Sustaining the Digital Research Enterprise

October 18, 2011
NIH Fishers Lane Conference Center

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources (GIR) and Group for Research Advancement and Development (GRAND) along with the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries (AAHSL) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are hosting this summit that will inform the digital research enterprise stakeholder and identify infrastructure needed to support the digital research enterprise today and into the future.

This one-day summit is part of developing a national conversation on infrastructure and technology standards needed to meet the vision of a learning health system that includes the digital research enterprise. While there are many groups supporting and encouraging innovations around digital research technology (CTSA, BRITE, etc), we see the need to bring these front-line communities together to identify how libraries, IT groups, and research leaders can leverage each other’s strengths and interests to create infrastructure models to support the rapidly evolving digital data environment.
This summit is designed to maximize participation by librarians, technologists and investigators to gain insight on issues of data curation, data management, research metrics, data storage, high performance computing and other computing support, warehousing and secondary use of clinical data, training needs (PIs, post-docs, and staff), organizational compliance with regulatory and good practice requirements. It is of primary importance that the outcome is of benefit to the organizations participating.

The first part of the agenda will frame the digital research enterprise vision and focus on identifying the opportunities and challenges of designing, delivering and sharing this vision. The second part of the agenda is dedicated to the development of guidance and recommendations for the stakeholders. Both of these activities will help inform the AAMC and larger academic medicine community.

Because of the highly interactive nature of the agenda, space is limited. We hope you will see this as an opportunity to contribute your voice to a national discussion as well as network with peers from throughout the nation.

8:00 – 8:30 Check-in
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome
8:45 – 9:20 Setting the Stage- presentation on future vision for academic biomedical and health science digital research enterprise.
9:20 – 10:20 Small group discussion
10:20 - 10:35 Break
10:35 - 11:00 Current State –presentation of current work building the digital research enterprise and challenges
11:00-12:00 Small group discussion
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 Identify and Organize – Review small group discussions to identify themes and related recommendations.
1:15-1:30 Break and Gallery Walk
1:30 – 2:15 Small group discussion
2:15 – 2:45 Prioritize and Select – Guidance and Recommendations for Action
2:45 – 3:00 Next Steps
3:00 Adjourn