Research IT

Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC) Competition

If you have ever taken advantage of the help, support and code available from CoSeC, you might be eligible to take part in their annual competition.

The Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC) is funded by EPSRC, MRC, and BBSRC to support the advancement of scientific research by developing and strengthening software to analyse and solve increasingly complex problems in multiple disciplines - physics, chemistry, life sciences, engineering, and more.

Each year they run a competition to recognise the research of Masters or PhD students, or early career researchers with up to 5 years post-doctoral experience (at 28 February 2021) supported by CoSeC, while at the same time raising awareness of these CoSeC communities, and CCP-QC, CCP SyneRBI, CCP WSI+, CCP NTH, CCP Turbulence and Software Outlook. It is also a means of acquiring evidence of the impact of CoSeC and the communities it supports on science, society and the economy.

If you have received any support from CoSeC such as:

  • user support?
  • attended a training session/workshop (see here for examples) organised by CoSeC?
  • benefited from 1-to1 training with CoSeC staff?
  • used a CoSeC Code?

then consider entering their competition. The prize is £250 of vouchers of your choice plus a range of other prizes. Last year Dr. Evangelos Papoutsellis from the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, University of Manchester was a runner up in the 2020 competition.

Closing date for the competition is the 28th February 2021 and full details are available on the competition website.