Dr Barry Hardy

Managing Director, Community of Practice & Research Activities, Douglas Connect

Managing Director, Community of Practice & Research Activities, Douglas Connect

Dr. Barry Hardy leads the research and practice activities of Douglas Connect, Switzerland. He has coordinated the OpenTox project in predictive toxicology and the ToxBank infrastructure development project. He is leading research activities in antimalarial drug design and toxicology for the Scientists Against Malaria project.

Dr. Hardy obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from Syracuse University working in computational science. He was a National Research Fellow at the FDA Center for Biologics and Evaluation, a Hitchings-Elion Fellow at Oxford University and CEO of Virtual Environments International.

He was a pioneer in the early 1990s in the development of Web technology applied to virtual scientific communities and conferences. He has developed technology solutions for internet-based communications, tutor-supported e-learning, laboratory automation systems, and computational science and informatics.

In recent years he has been active in the field of knowledge management as applied to supporting innovation, communities of practice, and collaboration.

WORKSHOP FOCUS: Principles, Collaboration, Analysis, Technology, Assessment
Principal Facilitator for class : Monday - Friday


→ Program Overview, Group Introductions (Monday)
→ KM Principles & Models, Case Study (Monday)
→ KM Methodology, Low Budget KM (Tuesday)
→ Analysis & Visualisation (Wednesday)
→ Technology, Communications & Collaboration (Thursday)
→ Review and Discussion of Day 4 Topics (Friday → )
→ Certification, Competency, Assessment
→ Knowledge Assessment & Exercise
→ Written Test
→ Group Study Presentation Preparation
→ Group Presentations & Review
→ Action Review for Week