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Further Investment in the Computational Shared Facility (CSF)

Simon Hood,

Continuing investment by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and University research groups is enabling further upgrades of our popular Computational Shared Facility (CSF).

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Making Your Code Reproducible and Shareable

Gillian Sinclair; Ann Gledson,

Research Software Engineer Ann Gledson recently gave a training tutorial to research collaboration involving several universities from across England on how to improve their code, the software release process, the use of DOIs and more.

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HPC Pool PI and User Survey

Pen Richardson,

If you are a PI of a project on the HPC Pool and/or a user of the HPC Pool then check your inboxes for your survey link! We need to hear from you to help secure future investment in HPC at the University.

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Figshare+ and “Big Data” Publishing

Bill Ayres,

Bill Ayres, Strategic Lead for Research Data Management, explains the difference between Figshare and the newly announced Figshare+.

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Using Amazon Service Workbench for Remote Training

Ann Gledson, Danielle Owen, Anthony Evans, Peter Crowther,

The pandemic has brought many challenges, not least conducting training.  Our Training team have recently used Amazon Service Workbench to teach Python remotely online.

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CORONET Nominated for NIHR Clinical Excellence Award

Louise Lever,

A tool created in conjunction with the Digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team to support decisions regarding hospital admissions or discharge in cancer patients presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 has been selected for a NIHR Clinical Research Network award.

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Improving REDCap Data Management Training at The University

Gillian Sinclair,

A call from the Research Lifecycle Programme prompted researcher Saskia Lawson-Tovey to get in touch with us with an idea to improve REDCap data management training at UoM. This ultimately resulted in Saskia being awarded an Elixir fellowship.

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Shiny App Pilot Service Launched

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

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

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

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

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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