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Launch of the Research IT Academic Advisory Group

Robert Haines, David Topping,

The first meeting of the new Research IT Academic Advisory Group (RITAAG) recently took place. Find out how this group will represent all aspects of research at the University and how you can feed in your views on Research IT and research IT provision.

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Bright Future Ahead for Research Software Engineering at Manchester

Photo of Adrian Harwood
Photo of Adrian Harwood
Adrian Harwood,

Adrian Harwood was appointed Head of Research Software Engineering (RSE) in Research IT in August. He has spent the last few months looking at how to take the RSE team to the next level in order to meet the growing needs of the research community here at the University.

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MATLAB Licence Update 2022

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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Cyber Essentials Renewal 2022

Gillian Sinclair,

IT Services has renewed the University’s compliance with the Cyber Essentials scheme until March 2023.


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We're Hiring!

RSE Team,

Coming to the end of a fixed-term contract? Tired of being a post-doc and want to focus on developing cutting-edge software for world-leading research? Have you thought about becoming a permanent Research Software Engineer (RSE) in Research IT?


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Join the N8 CIR Women in HPC Chapter!

Gillian Sinclair,

Are you a woman who uses HPC in her work and / or research? If so then join the N8 CIR Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) chapter!

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CORONET Recognised in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Richard Hoskins,

CORONET, a tool created by our Research Software Engineers (RSEs), has recently been featured in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO): Clinical Cancer Informatics. Find out more about the paper’s findings which explain how the Machine Learning model was created and presented to the healthcare community.

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Improving the University’s Research Explorer Portal

Traceyanne Sinclair,

The Research Explorer portal, which forms part of the Pure software, is being upgraded. Researchers and PGRs can now preview the upcoming changes and your feedback is encouraged!

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New Head of Research Software Engineering Announced

Photo of Adrian Harwood
Photo of Adrian Harwood
Gillian Sinclair; Adrian Harwood,

We are pleased to announce that Adrian Harwood has recently been appointed Research IT’s new Head of Research Software Engineering. Adrian has worked for the University for 11 years as a researcher and lecturer in engineering, and more recently, has spent the last three and a half years establishing and running the Mobile Development Service within Research IT as a Research Software Engineer (RSE).

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Meet Our Year in Industry Students!

image of a keyboard
image of a keyboard
Anja Le Blanc,

This year we are hosting three Year in Industry students from the Department of Computer Science. They will be an integral part of our team for the next year and will be working alongside our Research Software Engineers (RSEs).

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Changes to the University LabVIEW License

Anja Le Blanc,

The University has renewed its LabVIEW license for another three years however National Instruments have changed our license conditions.

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Promoting Open Research

Gillian Sinclair,

Research Software Engineer Ann Gledson appears in a new video case study from the Office for Open Research discussing how to make research data available to a diverse research community.

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