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In late 2012, over 80 speakers and delegates from around the world came together in Oxford for two days of intensive talks and debate around the subject of Big Data. Speaker and conference videos, and the complete conference report are now available on the Big Data Conference website (http://bigdata.medsci.ox.ac.uk/).

The Conference highlighted the tremendous opportunities presented by very large data sets and the exciting new tools that are becoming available to scrutinise them with more depth and precision. However, there are also considerable challenges that need to be addressed such as data quality, privacy and security, public engagement and the ethics of data sharing.

The Conference was held in collaboration with Stanford University and Stanford organised a follow up meeting in May 2013. It is the intention that this becomes an annual event. 

Links:

Big Data Conference website

Big Data in Biomedicine (Follow up meeting at Stanford University) 

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