2016 Conference: Birmingham 

 
   The 2016 Scientific Archivists Group conference took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Birmingham on 21-22 April. A range of topics covered included:
  • Expert speakers from the NHS

  • Thought-provoking keynote presentations from acclaimed records management professionals

  • Parallel tracks on: “Clinical Records Management” and "Pre-clinical Records Management/Archiving"

2015 Training Workshop: Birmingham 

 
 

The 2015 SAG Autumn Workshop Programme took place at the Arden Hotel in Birmingham on 21st and 22nd October 2015, with in depth workshops over the two days covering the topics of:

  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Record retention scheduling
  • Managing Electronic Records

 2015 Conference: Cardiff

 
 

The 2015 Scientific Archivists Group conference took place at the St. Davids Hotel in Cardiff Bay on 16-17 April. A range of topics covered included:

Management and preservation of digital records

Migration of records

Responsibilities of the sponsor and the site (workshop)

Managing 'dark data'

Change management

MHRA perspective on archiving of electronic records

The presentation materials are available to members in the Document Library.

  2014 Training Workshop: Reading

The SAG workshops, hosted by Eldin Rammell and Russell Joyce, proved an engaging event that covered:

records classification, exploring the concepts of records management, the importance of meaningful classification, pitfalls and myths, and regulatory requirement;

change management, identifying and understanding the nature of change, types of change, issues around change, and mechanisms for improving the chance that change will be successful; and

electronic records, taking an in-depth look at a range of topics, including file formats, storage media, regulatory perspectives on electronic records, digital preservation approaches and reflections on technical solutions and continuing challenges.

The interactive nature of the workshops encouraged a culture of participation leading to wide-ranging discussions and the sharing of plenty of experiences at individual tables and among the wider audience. Feedback from delegates was overwhelmingly positive and the event a great success.

 2014 Conference: Nice

The 2014 conference took place on the 1-2 May in Nice. Topics covered included:

Electronic archiving of emails and clinical trials records

Non-commercial clinical archiving

Compliance requirements for document scanning

Cloud computing

Health and Safety in the archives

Environmental control in archives

The presentation materials are available to members in the Document Library.

Autumn 2013 Conference: York

 

An entertaining and informative conference took place at York on 16th-17th September. 

more details to follow. 

 Spring 2013 Conference: Edinburgh

This event was held at the George Hotel, Edinburgh on the 18th and 19th April, and included a series of sessions

Workshop 1: The Role of the Clinical Archivist/Records Manager

Workshop 2: The Role of the PreClinical Archivist

Workshop 3: Content of the TMF

Workshop 4: Preparation of documents for archiving

Digital Archiving & Preservation - What do I need and how do I start?

Challenges and solutions to long-term records retention and access

Archiving of Electronic Records Guidance Document

Regulatory update

MHRA Good Clinical Practice Guide 

The presentation materials are available to members in the Document Library.

 Autumn 2012 Conference: Bristol

Bristol Conference

The 2012 Autumn conference was held in Bristol, at the Royal Marriott hotel. The theme of the conference was Electronic Archiving and the topics covered included:

Digitization of documents

The role of PDF/A

Regulatory background to archiving electronic records, including an MHRA speaker

Systems and processes involved in electronic archiving

The presentation materials are available to members in the Document Library.

 Spring 2012 Conference: Cambridge

Cambridge Conference

The Spring 2012 conference was held in Cambridge on 19th-20th April. There was an interesting range of presentations including:

Auditing a contract archive

Documenting training

Practical hints and tips on destroying records

SOP administration

The presentation materials are available to members in the Document Library.