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UKRI BioFAIR Roadshow: Cardiff University

UKRI BioFAIR Roadshow: Cardiff University

The BioFAIR Roadshow at Cardiff University will take place on Tuesday 14th May.

BioFAIR is a UKRI funded federated digital research infrastructure (£34million over 5 years), due to launch this summer. BioFAIR will develop and operate a federated digital research infrastructure connecting existing life sciences infrastructures which will be assembled largely through the integration of existing services, resources and knowledge.

BioFAIR is part of the recently announced BBSRC’s blueprint for bioscience infrastructure.

BioFAIR's focus will be on four core capabilities: data commons, method commons, knowledge centre, and community centre. The objective of the project is to deliver a step change in ‘Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable’ (FAIR) research data management (RDM), providing end-to-end FAIR RDM & analysis capabilities along with the necessary support and training for UK researchers working in the life sciences.

The project will be community led and driven by the priorities of the UK life science researchers. As part of this BioFAIR have arranged this roadshow to reach out to every corner of the UK to engage with life science research communities during our pre-launch planning and design phase.


  • 13:00 - 13:10 Arrive register coffee/introductions
  • 13:10 - 13:40 Introduction to BioFAIR and the workshop from Gerry Reilly
  • 13:40 - 14:00 Workshop breakout session 1
  • 14:00 - 14:10 Round up from session 1
  • 14:10 - 14:20 Break
  • 14:20 - 14:40 Workshop breakout session 2
  • 14:40 - 14:50 Round up from session 2
  • 14:50 - 15:30 Presentations from Edward Parkinson, Robert Andrews and Steffan Adams
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Q&A and wrap up

Host: Robert Andrews


The event will be located in the Sbarc event space, and is supported by the Systems Immunity Research Institute and the Digital Transformation Innovation Institute.

Registration is free via Eventbrite.

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
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