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Shiny App Pilot Service Launched

Published: 4 Oct 2021, 10:38 a.m. Revised: 4 Oct 2021, 10:39 a.m.
Author: David Mawdsley

If you're an R user, Shiny lets you build interactive web apps to share your work with the world. Find out how we can help you do it with our new Shiny pilot service.

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MATLAB Licence Update 2021

Published: 29 Sep 2021, 3:59 p.m. Revised: 30 Sep 2021, 10:24 a.m.
Author: Anja Le Blanc

The University has renewed the license to allow the download and install of the full suite of MATLAB products on to both staff and students’ own, or University provided, computers.

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Introducing Software Citation

Published: 9 Sep 2021, 12:37 p.m. Revised: 21 Sep 2021, 12:47 p.m.
Author: Robert Haines

In August, GitHub announced software citation support in GitHub repositories. Discover how Rob Haines, Head of Research IT, played an instrumental role in making this happen.

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Tackling Hay Fever One Tool at a Time

Published: 8 Sep 2021, 2:03 p.m. Revised: 8 Sep 2021, 2:17 p.m.
Author: Ann Gledson, Caroline Jay

Ann Gledson, Research Software Engineer, is working with researchers from Computer Science and the Alan Turing Institute to investigate the relationship between hay fever and air quality.

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LinguaSnapp Gets a Facelift

Published: 6 Sep 2021, 2:47 p.m. Revised: 6 Sep 2021, 2:47 p.m.
Author: Adrian Harwood

Read about the new LinguaSnapp mobile app developed by our Mobile Development Service (MDS). Supporting the Multi-Lingual Manchester project, it is available in three flavours (Manchester, Jerusalem and Melbourne) and was built for Android and iOS using our favourite .NET cross platform framework.

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Major Investment in HPC for Research and Student Research Projects

Published: 3 Aug 2021, 9:17 a.m. Revised: 3 Aug 2021, 9:20 a.m.
Author: Gillian Sinclair, Simon Hood, Caroline Jay

We are pleased to announce a £800k investment for local HPC facilities this summer, both for research and for taught Postgraduate and final year Undergraduate project students, a first for the University.

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Interested in Applying for Time on ARCHER2?

Published: 30 Jul 2021, 9:44 a.m. Revised: 3 Aug 2021, 10:22 a.m.
Author: Daniel Corbett

Research Infrastructure Engineer Daniel Corbett helped researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science to successfully apply for time on ARCHER2, the UK national supercomputing service.

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Modelling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: 27 Jul 2021, 12:56 p.m. Revised: 29 Jul 2021, 2:15 p.m.
Author: Ann Gledson, Peter Crowther

Research Software Engineers, Peter Crowther and Ann Gledson, have been working with the University Department of Mathematics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on improving their simulation model of contact tracing, which can be used to predict and explain the effectiveness of different strategies in reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2

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Making a Difference Award for Manchester Urban Observatory

Published: 19 Jul 2021, 11:12 a.m. Revised: 19 Jul 2021, 11:12 a.m.
Author: Ann Gledson, Gillian Sinclair

Ann Gledson, Research Software Engineer, is part of a cross-university team that recently won a University of Manchester “Making a Difference” award for the Manchester Urban Observatory.

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Providing Edge Compute Services for a New National Facility

Published: 6 Jul 2021, 2:25 p.m. Revised: 6 Jul 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Author: Christopher Heely, Mark Lundie, Simon Hood

The Research IT Edge Compute and Satellite Storage service was launched in August, 2020. Find out how we have been helping the National Research Facility for Lab X-ray Computed Tomography to establish a networked computing and data storage facility

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