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E-Research RoundTable

The e-Research Roundtable (ERRT) is a CIRSS research study group focusing on information problems in the curation and integration of digital research data and the development of research cyberinfrastructure more generally. The ERRT will meet on most Wednesdays when classes are in session. Meetings will be held from 12:30 - 2:00 in 242 LISB unless announced otherwise. The ERRT is open to researchers, faculty, staff, students and others who are interested in e-Research issues. It is a very informal exchange around participants' research activities and open problems and advances in the field. Announcements and meeting reminders for the ERRT are distributed via a mail list. To subscribe to the list, please visit the ERRT Mail List Web page. If you have any questions regarding ERRT, please contact Janet Eke at 217-333-4701 or

Upcoming E-Research RoundTables

Archived Roundtables

How to index biological knowledge about species in one day?
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  12:30pm - 2pm
Session leaders: Dmitry Mozzherin, molecular biologist, Biodiversity Informatician, Illinois Natural History Survey
For the last 250 years we use binomial nomenclature to communicate information about animals, plants and bacteria. Introduction of the binomial nomenclature helped tremendously to expand our knowledge...

Geographic Information: Access and Use
Wednesday, March 15, 2017  12:30pm - 2pm
Session leaders: Wade Bishop, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Geographic information (GI) in the context of big data creates new avenues of research related to its organization, access, and use, which are outlined in the new Springer book (

Extracting Knowledge Claims for Automatic Evidence Synthesis Using Semantic Technology
Wednesday, November 9, 2016  12:30pm - 2pm
Session leaders: Kenney (Jinlong) Guo, iSchool PhD Candidate
Systematic review, a form of evidence synthesis that critically appraises existing studies on the same topic and synthesizes study results, helps reduce the evidence gap. However, creating a sys...

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