On 14 February 2011 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, there is an event Information handling training - Yorkshire and the North East. A regional network which is being launched, endorsed by the Research Information Network and by Vitae (which has a remit for developing research student/staff skills). "The network aims to connect professionals from a range of sectors such as academia, data management, graduate training programmes, information policy and librarianship. It will promote communication on a virtual basis; provide a forum to meet in person and discuss relevant issues, reports and research; present examples of good practice in researcher development; and facilitate collaboration on training for both professionals and researchers. There is no charge, but you need to book at http://tinyurl.com/NEYorksinfoprofsnetwork Unfortunately I am elsewhere that day, but (being a research supervisor at a University in Yorkshire) I aim to keep in touch with it.
Photo by Sheila Webber: sprouts and sprout top at the market.