Experimental facilities such as Diamond and ISIS are now producing ever increasing amounts of data. Scientists are also now being required to manage, visualise, analyse and curate their data and link data sets to their research publications.
This short informal workshop was intended to introduce some of these issues and opportunities around what is increasingly a new kind of ‘data-intensive’ science. After brief overview talks by Tony Hey and Mark Heron, the external keynote was given by Professor Jeremy Frey who gave examples of his work in automating support for the entire data life cycle and suggest new directions for users of STFC experimental facilities. The second half of the workshop consisted of three short talks from each of the three on-site facilities – Dan Rolfe from the OCTOPUS Group in CLF, Alun Ashton from Diamond, and Tom Griffin from ISIS/SCD.