Having joined the HSRAA committee in 2019 Roxana Boyd, Archivist at TauRx Therapeutics will be presenting a topic close to all of ours by stepping back and addressing how best to approach the creation of your organisations requirements

Roxanna will present on the need to look internally and plan the project accordingly with close co-ordination from IT and senior leadership a must. At a high level the reason for the electronic archive need to be explicit before heading into greater details and specifics. Speaking from the experience at TauRx, Roxanna will explain how the OAIS model gave a natural split of six areas which made the project more manageable and focussed requirements on each area.

This presentation should help all members regardless of the maturity of their archive. Creating a URS is daunting and can be overwhelming, equally being able to communicate internally the reason why ‘we’ follow specific rules and regulations is also often overlooked.

A leader in Alzheimer’s disease research, TauRx’s mission is to discover, develop and commercialise innovative products for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of neurodegenerative diseases caused through protein aggregation. Created by Claude Wischik over 20 years old and with a number of successful trials now completed the company has significant sites in both Singapore and Aberdeen. Roxanna has been in the industry for over three years previously as a Project Assistant at PPD and then as a Records Specialist at TauRx before taking on the Archivist role at the company.

Presentation abstract

Having a plan in place for electronic archiving can seem like a huge challenge when we consider the scale and variety of electronic records that we need to preserve in health science organisations. The Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) is a document created by The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. This reference model is a great place to start when setting up any records archive, but particularly an electronic archive. This session will focus on how the information in this document can be used to create a detailed User Requirements Specification (URS) for an electronic archive.