Updates from research IT
How will the IT Modernisation Programme affect research?
Come along to the Research IT Club this Wednesday (12 February) and find out more about the Windows 10 roll out; Office 365, Dropbox for Business, One Drive and One Drive for Linux; Thin Clients; Improved laptop / desktop procurement process and more.
Writing a Research Grant soon?
Did you know that you have to include details of your usage and need for Research IT services before you submit your research grant applications? This ensures that our input is costed for correctly and that we can help you if your grant application is successful. Come along to our Research IT Costing Clinic on the 25 February and find out more!
Virtual Environments Top Tips
Virtual Environments are a tool for isolating and tracking the software packages that you use for your work. Why is this useful to you? Let Research Software Engineers Douglas Lowe and Ann Gledson explain!
Want to Run a Million R Jobs?
Find out how our Research Infrastructure Engineers helped a researcher from Division of Cardiovascular Sciences run a million R jobs on confidential data in weeks rather than months. Could you do the same?
Updates from Research Lifecycle Programme
Innovation Community Research Fund Competition
The Innovation Community (IC) from the Research Lifecycle Programme are holding an innovation competition to give researchers the opportunity to kick-start their research ideas.
Do you have a collaborative research idea that uses technology? Do you need some funding to start it? Apply to the Innovation Community’s Research Fund competition to win some seed funding. The funding prize pot is £10,000, to be shared between two to four projects.
To apply, applicants will need to submit an application form which will be peer reviewed by a cross-faculty panel. The shortlisted projects will then be invited to a showcase event on 23 April, which will be open to all researchers and staff around the University to attend. The panel will then select the successful projects to receive funding at this event.
Providing a Databases for Research service
The Databases for Research project aims to develop a database and data management service, which will provide a consistent way to manage, curate and share research data in a more cost effective, sustainable and secure way. This service will be particularly important in ensuring researchers are able to demonstrate a high degree of risk management to funders and will help to remove uncertainties around storage of and access to data.
Find out more about this service and how you can get involved to help shape it.