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Developing a Data Stewardship Community

Eleanor Warren,

Eleanor Warren, Research Services Librarian in the Library Research Data Management Team, explains current work to develop the model for Data Stewardship at The University of Manchester, including establishing a community to raise awareness of data stewardship.

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Top 10 News Articles of 2023

Gillian Sinclair,

As it’s approaching the end of the year, it seems like a good time to look back on our most popular blog posts of 2023. What generated the most interest from the University research community this year?


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Christmas Holiday Cover 2023

Two dogs dressed in Christmas jumpers
Two dogs dressed in Christmas jumpers
Gillian Sinclair,

Our team will be having a well earned break over the Christmas holidays!


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Modelling the Human Brain

A close-up of a microchip
A close-up of a microchip
Andrew Rowley,

The Human Brain Project (HBP) was an EU Flagship project that started in 2013 with the aim of establishing a research computing infrastructure to enable advancements in the fields of neuroscience, computing, and medicine. This involved work across several computing systems in Europe, including the SpiNNaker hardware at the University of Manchester, which had been under development for a number of years before that.

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Training in Reproducible Environmental Research

Anja Le Blanc,

Apply now to learn about best practices in software development – especially if you already code but Virtual Environments, Testing, and Continuous Integration seem like advanced techniques to you.

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GPU Enabled, Multi-process Simulations on the CSF

Oliver Woolland,

Our Application Support team have a wide variety of skills and experience available to researchers. Recently Oliver Woolland helped a researcher from the School of Chemistry to make the most of our GPU offering by running advanced, accelerated applications.

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Have a Chat with Research IT!

Josh Woodcock,

Did you know that we run fortnightly help sessions throughout term time where researchers and PGRs can speak to a member of our team about any research IT issues they may have?

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Welcome to the GitHub Campus Program

image of a keyboard
image of a keyboard
Adrian Harwood,

Schools, departments, institutes, and labs are all now eligible to join our University GitHub Enterprise account. You can keep your existing repositories, organisation, and GitHub account but you can now access enterprise-tier resources for free! Adrian Harwood, Head of Research Software Engineering, explains how.

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The Next Generation of RSEs

Emma Simpson,

Emma Simpson from the Research Software Engineering (RSE) team, hosted 3 college students as part of the in2science program introducing them to the role of Research Software Engineer as well as working within a STEM subject area and academia.

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MATLAB Licence Update 2023

Anja Le Blanc,

The University has once again 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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What Can the Apps Team Do For You?

Anja Le Blanc and team,

Over the last 12 months, the Research Application Support team has worked on over 350 support tickets from researchers across the University. Many are very much business as usual but some of them can be quite tricky or fun to work on.

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Get the Latest from UK Biobank

Gillian Sinclair,

Join members of the UK Biobank team on the 16th of November to find out the latest news from the service including how to access and use the service.

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