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Who Is Responsible for Twitter Data?

Joseph Allen,

A guest blog post from Joe Allen from UKDS who, as part of a five-part mini series, gets us thinking about the challenges and ethical implications of using Twitter data.

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A Spectacle of Lens Research

Patricia Barnby,

Dr Michael Read, New Technologies Manager at Eurolens, commissioned our Mobile Development Service (MDS) to produce a showcase to demonstrate how the use of a mobile app for data collection can be user friendly and enable more frequent and timely data collection as opposed to conventional paper-based surveys.

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Research IT Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Gillian Sinclair,

A short message about Research IT support over the Christmas period.


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Top Ten Research IT Blog Posts of 2021

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 2021. In a year when many people returned to campus, working from home blog posts featured less but people were still keen to know how to access resources from home.


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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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