* Is biology moving towards "Big Science"?
* Is research becoming more efficient and better?
* Is research being deskilled?
* What will scientists of the future need to know about IT?
* What lessons can be learned from genome research?
A policy for information technology in science
A one-day meeting is to be held at Brunel University on
Friday, 9th June, 1995, to discuss "A policy for information
technology in science". This meeting is part of a project
which has been conducted at Brunel University on "The effects
of information technology on scientific research: the case of
the Human Genome Project", funded by ESRC (was joint SERC/ESRC
The meeting will include a series of presentations given by
researchers who have been studying the organisation of genome
research and the introduction of new technologies,
particularly information technology, into genetics. There will
be ample opportunities for discussion of factors which
influence the successful implementation of information
technology in scientific research, and the impacts which this
might be expected to have on research quality, direction and
organisation. Other issues to be discussed include training
and infrastructural needs for successful use of information
The day will begin with registration at 10am, and conclude at
4.30pm. There will be a registration fee of 10, to cover
catering costs. Please contact Christine Hine (phone: 01895
203117, fax: 01895 203155, email: xxctcmh at brunel.ac.uk), if
you wish to discuss the details of the meeting further. Please
feel free to pass this invitation on to any colleagues who may
Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH