Workshop: PSDI Community Workshop Southampton

Workshop: PSDI Community Workshop Southampton

Growing Data Needs in Research

Data needs in research are growing at previously unimaginable rates, and the need for collaboration around data has never been clearer. However, in the Physical Sciences, many research bodies, from large facilities to individual laboratories, have their own data infrastructure with limited ability to share, integrate, and reuse data across systems.

Workshop Series


The PSDI project is organising a series of workshops over the next couple of months to gather your views on the challenges of managing and sharing research data in the Physical Sciences and how these challenges could be addressed by a new data infrastructure.

Workshop Schedule

Outline Agenda

  • 10:15: Coffee available
  • 10:30-11:00: Introduction to PSDI
  • 11:00-12:30: Activity 1 – Focus Group
  • 12:30-13:30: Lunch and networking (Light lunch will be provided)
  • 13:30-14:15: Feedback and group discussion
  • 14:15-14:40: Wrap-up and next steps

Target Audience

Anyone working with research data in the Physical Sciences, such as data stewards, researchers, or research support staff, is welcome to attend!

Participation Details

The workshop will include an introduction to the PSDI project and an opportunity to share challenges and inform the development of services that PSDI might offer. This will be structured as a focus group, followed by a discussion of the points raised by each group.

A short survey will be sent to participants ahead of the workshop to help us prepare for the event.

Venue Information

Sir James Matthews Building, University of Southampton
Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7FQ

Nearest Station:
Southampton Central Station (0.4 miles away). It is a 5-minute bus ride or an 11-minute walk.

Southampton Airport is 5 miles away. It’s a 25-minute train ride or a 40-minute bus ride. See Unilink for bus routes and times.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

About PSDI

The Physical Sciences Data Infrastructure (PSDI) aims to provide a data infrastructure that connects existing experimental and computational facilities within the Physical Sciences and beyond. Currently in the development phase, PSDI is set to begin operating initial services in 2025. In the long term, PSDI aims to enable:

  • A platform for data collection, sharing, aggregation, integration, and curation
  • Support for analysis across experimental, simulation, and reference data
  • Combining and enhancing existing data infrastructures
  • Sustaining data resources beyond the lifespan of individual research projects

Learn more about the project


How to Register

Click here to register your place


The PSDI team looks forward to seeing you at the workshop, if you have any questions please get in touch.