Research IT News
Aiding Breast Cancer Prevention in Under-supported Groups
Research Software Engineers Patricia Barnby and Adrian Harwood, of our Mobile Development Service, have developed a new app in partnership with The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital and the Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. It targets women under the age of 35 with a family history of breast cancer – a group for whom there is little support available at present.
Launch of Julia Users Group
Sharing Computational and Data Expertise at UoM
The University of Manchester is one of the largest UK universities with over 6000 PGRs and researchers. There is a great deal of expertise and knowledge within the University but how do we share that knowledge? A new central hub for special interest groups (SIGs) and user groups centred around computational research and data analytics hopes to help.
Bringing The Metaverse to Fusion Research
The Metaverse, virtual environments which users can explore and interact with, is beginning to be applied to engineering challenges. Can the Nvidia Omniverse help accelerate Fusion Energy research? Oliver Woolland, Research Software Engineer (RSE), has supported a team leading an investigation, bringing advanced scientific and engineering tools to the Metaverse.
HPC Pool Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who completed our HPC Pool survey late last year. In this blog post we recap on some of the results from the survey and our future plans.
Highly Restricted Data Service Engagement Sessions
During February and March, the Research Lifecycle Programme’s Highly Restricted Data Service (HRDS) project (Project S) held two engagement sessions for researchers and University staff interested in the development of our Data Safe Haven (DSH) service and our newly installed SafePod.
Planned Research Data Storage Essential Work
Enabling Access to UK Environmental Data
Research IT is to a play a major role in a £7 million project, led by The University of Manchester, to provide easy access to an extensive range of the UK’s environmental data.
Who Is Responsible for Twitter Data?
A Spectacle of Lens Research
Dr Michael Read, New Technologies Manager at Eurolens, commissioned our Mobile Development Service (MDS) to produce a showcase to demonstrate how the use of a mobile app for data collection can be user friendly and enable more frequent and timely data collection as opposed to conventional paper-based surveys.
Research IT Christmas Holiday Arrangements
A short message about Research IT support over the Christmas period.
Top Ten Research IT Blog Posts of 2021
As it’s approaching the end of the term, it seems like a good time to look back on our most popular blog posts of 2021. In a year when many people returned to campus, working from home blog posts featured less but people were still keen to know how to access resources from home.