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Village Stories Launch

Josh Woodcock and Louise Lever,

“Missing the Village? We all do. Researchers at University of Manchester are looking to hear about your experiences of the Manchester Village and what you want it to be in the future. You can share them anonymously on the new Manchester Village Stories website and make your views heard about the Village. #MCRVillageStories. ”

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Developing an open source environmental data-set and tools

Ann Gledson and Douglas Lowe,

Douglas Lowe and Ann Gledson, Research Software Engineers from Research IT, recently presented an online poster updating on the work they have been doing for an Alan Turing Institute funded project led by David Topping (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Caroline Jay (School of Computer Science).

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CORONET COVID-19 Risk in Oncology Evaluation Tool Launched

Louise Lever and Joshua Woodcock,

Cancer patients are at increased risk of severe COVID-19. Decision-making tools for hospital admission, severity prediction and increased monitoring for early intervention are critical. The objective of this project was to identify features of COVID-19 in cancer patients predicting severe disease and build a decision-support online tool - COVID-19 Risk in Oncology Evaluation Tool (CORONET).

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Mobile, Desktop and Watches - can you have it all with MDS?

Adrian Harwood,

Did you know that the Mobile Development Service (MDS) can deploy your apps to run on Windows 10 and MacOS? We can also develop apps for your smart watch!

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Launch of Bede - a new high performance computing platform

Niki Harratt,

Bede, the N8’s new high performance computing platform, is now open for users from across N8.

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2020

Gillian Sinclair,

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 2020. Unsurprisingly several of the top ten posts are related to working from home and the challenges that it brought!


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Microsoft Research Technology Professionals Community Launch

Gillian Sinclair,

Microsoft have recently launched a new community for Research Software Engineers (RSEs), Data Scientists, Data Stewards and System Administrators.

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The Pain of a Data Collection Mobile App

Phil Bradbury,

For those with long term, constant and often debilitating pain, taking part in a study requiring multiple questionnaires on levels of pain to be completed would be difficult, if not impossible. Research Software Engineers have developed an app for mobile devices to make this a much easier prospect.

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Advanced Github – creating template repositories

Douglas Lowe; Robin Long,

Learn more about using Github repositories for starting new projects from two of our Research Software Engineers Douglas Lowe and Robin Long.

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Closer to you — the RIT Edge Compute Service

Fiona Treacy,

Find out more about our new Edge Compute Service - an alternative computational resource.

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CSF4: Our new Computationally Intensive Research Platform

Fiona Treacey,

Find out more about Computational Shared Facility 4 (CFS4), also known as ALAN (Advanced Linux Algorithms and Numerics) - a brand new platform at the University

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Need to Access a Large Database?

Chris Grave,

Are you a researcher that needs to access a large dataset? Are you working off-campus and are struggling to run analysis on data that is stored on-campus? Find out how Research IT can help.

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