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Centre for Digital Built Britain

Research Scoping Workshop - CALL FOR NETWORKS

CDBB recently held its first workshop on 'Research Network Scoping', at which we announced our Call for Networks.

CDBB recently held its first workshop on 'Research Network Scoping' in order to start the process of building a community who are interested in the research to be done around enhancing the performance of built assets and the services that depend upon them by better use of data. The ‘Research Network Scoping Workshop’ was held on 10/11 April at the Moller Centre, Cambridge. It consisted of a series of work streams in order to support the creation of networks to explore the current and needed capabilities of the UK in moving towards DBB. The Workshop brought together a wide range of interested people to join exploratory work streams and plenary sessions to help us to understand the research and capabilities landscape. Note specifically that participation in, or leadership of network bids will be welcome from people who couldn’t attend the workshop or its work streams.

At the Workshop we issued the formal invitations for bids for creating, managing and delivering from the networks, expecting responses some four weeks later. The details of the contractual structures around the networks were announced at the conference.

Expression of Interest – Research Network - if you are interested in a network development please complete this form, or email

We remain keen to hear of your areas of interest, independently of the workshop, the work streams and networks, and we will keep you informed as the Centre and its activities unfold.

If you are interested in being involved in a network, you may wish to view the video introduction given by Dr Charles Boulton during the recent Research Network Scoping Workshop - in which he explains some of the thought behind the framework used during the event and in mapping the landscape.