Updates from UoM Research IT
Training – Python for the Humanities
N8 CIR are holding a free two part, online, instructor-led Python workshop specifically aimed at Humanities researchers. Learning basic python programming skills can open new and interesting avenues for your research. This two-part course will see participants learn the basics of the Python language before using these skills on Humanities projects rather than more generic programming examples. For more information and to register please visit the workshop webpage.
Training – R in the Humanities
N8 CIR are holding a free two part, online, instructor-led R workshop specifically aimed at Humanities researchers. This course is a gentle introduction to R for text analysis during which you will be taught the basics of the powerful programming language before being provided with hands-on experience analysing long-form text in the RStudio development environment. For more information and to register please visit the workshop webpage.
Research IT Virtual Drop-in Session 28 April
At Research IT we know how busy researchers are, and how talking face to face can be the easiest way to communicate a problem or complex research idea. That’s why every other Wednesday in term-time we host virtual drop-in sessions so you can talk to our experts about anything research computing related.
Research Lifecycle Updates
Watch: Qualtrics webinar recordings
The University recently held webinars for staff to learn more about QualtricsXM, the University’s preferred survey tool, as recommended by the IGO.
If you weren’t able to attend and would like to find out how you can use Qualtrics survey tool for your work, you can catch up on the recordings below:
- Watch: Qualtrics for research webinar
- Watch: Qualtrics for Teaching & Learning / Professional Services webinar
- Qualtrics FAQs
- Information about Qualtrics at UOM
Update on the Research Costing Tool
The research costing tool project in the Research Lifecycle Programme aims to improve the University’s ability to accurately cost research activity and will allow staff to model costs throughout the lifecycle of a research project.
The team previously communicated that launch was planned for April 2021. Although the project team have worked tirelessly to get everything in place, various factors such as REF, the Easter break and project team resource have had an impact on delivery. The timeline has now been revised to a May/June 2021 launch. While this is later than originally planned, the project team are working closely with various parts of the University to ensure they can provide a co-ordinated launch.