PSDI Updates: Webinars July 2023

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Jul 19, 2023

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Webinar registration: Process Recording

Register now for our second webinar on 27th July which focuses on Pathfinder 2: Process recording


In our second webinar on 27th July at 2pm BST we focus on work package 4 of the current phase, which contains the 5 pathfinders introduced in the first webinar. In this webinar we will look specifically at the work in Pathfinder 2: Process Recording, which is led by Dr Samantha Kanza.

Abstract: Process recording is fundamental to ensuring the preservation of the scientific record and enabling reproducibility. The Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) was originally created to serve as a direct replacement for the paper lab notebook, to ensure the digital capture and retention of the scientific record. What seemed like an obvious simple software-based solution has been anything but, and there are now over 80 active ELNs on the market and a wide range of different approaches have been taken to digitizing scientific research across academia and industry.

This talk will discuss the shift in software offerings and attitudes to process recording software and report on the results of a recent survey on ELN and Notebook Usage in our physical sciences community. We will also discuss the current work that is being undertaken in this pathfinder to produce a comprehensive resource on process recording tools to aid researchers in identifying the best solution(s) for them. It will also cover research being undertaken around the different aspects of process recording, and community recommendations for making improvements in these areas, such as metadata, semantics, data standards and the use of hybrid/voice technologies.

Please register for the event through eventbrite this will provide you with a zoom joining link for the webinar.


Webinar 1 recording available

The recording from our Introduction to PSDI webinar is now on YouTube


The recording from our first PSDI webinar is now available on our Youbtube Channel!

In this webinar we presented an overview of the PSDI project, how we got to where we are now, what work we are currently undertaking (including an introduction to some of our pathfinder activities) and where we are going in the future.

If you weren’t able to attend the webinar live, or know of anyone who might be interested in PSDI, then check out this recording.