JGI Community Update – August

Hello JGI community,

A few updates


Data visualisation using Tableau workshop

 13 September 9:30 am -5 pm

The Jean Golding Institute and the Digital Cultures and Methods Cluster at the University of Bristol are hosting a full-day workshop in partnership with Tableau. The workshop is free of charge, but you must sign up as spaces are limited. Only available for staff and students at the University of Bristol.

Working group on data visualisation: good and bad practices in data vis 

Tuesday 26th September 2017, Beacon House Seminar room,  1- 2 pm

We’d like to invite you to the first bring-your-own-lunch meeting of a UoB data visualisation working group. In this meeting we will focus on good and bad practices in data visualisation.

The “Data visualisation” working group is interested in representing large scale data in innovative ways: i.e. more than just a graph! There will also be time scheduled to identify the future directions and needs of the group, and we hope to get an idea of who may be willing to lead one or more sessions (but you are also more than welcome to attend if you are not comfortable/willing to lead a session).

This session will be led by Harriet Mills and Bobby Stuijfzand and we are currently collecting materials (i.e. good and bad visualisations) as input for discussion during the meeting. If you are aware of any good (or bad!) data visualisations, please do email them to bg.stuijfzand@bristol.ac.uk

The working group is supported by the JGI.

Improving health through better use of data, organised by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Bristol Health Partners

Tuesday 19 September, 1-4:30 pm, Venue TBC in central Bristol

Bristol Health Partners and the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute are creating a new resource, a Health Data Inventory. For the first time, this will provide an easy way to understand what information is available for research in our region and where it’s held. Bristol is the first region to develop such a tool and this is your chance to define how this tool should be used. This workshop will introduce the Health Data Inventory, pilot funding will be made available by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for UoB researchers to develop high quality pilot projects using these data.   For more information please email oliver.watson@bristol.ac.ukPlease share with your networks. 


EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship 2017 

Deadline 21st August 2017

EPSRC has allocated the University of Bristol £215K of institutional sponsorship to support research projects and knowledge exchange activities that are compliant with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines.

For more information contact vicki.marshall@bristol.ac.uk.

University Strategic Research Fund

Up to £30K

Deadline 5 pm 18th August 2017

GW4 Initiator and Accelerator Fund

Deadline 31st October 2017

Initiator fund: up to £20K

Accelerator fund: £20-75K

The panel wishes to particularly encourage applications with a focus on Global Challenges Research Fund and Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund.

STFC GCRF Foundation Awards Call

Deadline 4 pm on 5th September 2017, slides of the information day are available now

Funding available for:

seed corn projects (<£30K, < 6 months) early stage partnership

small projects (<£100K, <12 months) aimed at exploring the needs of LMICs, building collaborations

larger projects (>£100K, <24 months) where collaborative and proven approaches have been established