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1 Julia Now Available on the CSF

Article Published: 10 Jul 2020, 10:08 a.m. Revised: 10 Jul 2020, 10:13 a.m.

Mark Lundie, Research Infrastructure Engineer in Research IT, helped Dave Topping’s research group to use Julia on the CSF – a move that could benefit many researchers across the University.

2 Technical Training in the Time of COVID-19

Article Published: 23 Apr 2020, 9:56 a.m. Revised: 23 Apr 2020, 11:45 a.m.

With the campus in lockdown, we have moved some of our courses online but how does this work in practice? Is it possible to have the same level of interaction as you do in a classroom? Douglas Lowe tells of his experience.

3 Virtual Environments Top Tips

Article Published: 3 Feb 2020, 10:57 a.m.

Virtual Environments are a tool for isolating and tracking the software packages that you use for your work. Why is this useful to you? Let Research Software Engineers Douglas Lowe and Ann Gledson explain!

4 Users Needed for our Redeveloped Condor Pool!

Article Published: 29 Mar 2019, 10:27 a.m.

The Condor Pool is a high-throughput computing (HTC) resource freely available to all researchers at the University of Manchester. The pool largely comprises of many of the PCs around campus located in teaching clusters. At night and at weekends, these are rebooted into Linux and used to run large numbers of computational jobs.

5 Introducing the Institute of Coding

Article Published: 26 Feb 2019, 8:59 a.m.

The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a Government initiative involving universities, industry and professionals which aims to address the UK digital skills shortage. One of the key aims of the project is to improve the quality and relevance of digital skills education delivered by UK universities.

6 Specialised CDT Training Events

Article Published: 23 Mar 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Earlier this month, Research IT provided training for the University's Regenerative Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training. The training was arranged by the Software Sustainability Institute, and was a two day Software Carpentry workshop. The instructors were Mike Jackson from EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and David Mawdsley from Research IT.

7 Wanted: Volunteer Instructors for CodeFirst

Article Published: 14 Jul 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Each semester CodeFirst runs free community courses aimed to provide women with technical and digital skills. The courses are taught by volunteer instructors all across the country and this October they are coming to the University of Manchester.

They are looking for a diverse range of enthusiastic volunteer instructors for the upcoming autumn sessions. Instructors come from a variety of cultural and coding backgrounds, and include computer science/technical postgraduates, company based professionals, freelance developers, and university staff. All instructors work on a voluntary basis.

8 New Research IT Training Courses announced

Article Published: 31 Aug 2016, 10:42 a.m.

A number of training courses in research IT will take place in September to coincide with the start of term. The courses are open to all University of Manchester researchers (both staff and post grad).

9 Help shape the future of Data Visualization at the University of Manchester

Article Published: 1 Jun 2016, 1:43 p.m.

And be in with a chance of winning £250, £150 or £100 of Amazon Vouchers!

The demand for visualization of datasets through the creation of meaningful and attractive representations of data, and to provide insight and greater understanding of data is rapidly growing. There are many existing applications, ranging from Excel to more sophisticated and complex software like Matlab, Python, R, Mathematica, and STATA.

From feedback, we have identified a need for an application that falls in between these two extremes and we would like your help in evaluating potential applications. This evaluation will help select an application for wider adoption across the University, along with training, support and central licensing.

We have selected Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire and IBM Watson Analytics for a more detailed evaluation by the community.

10 Cloud computing for research - free one day course on 16th May 2016 at Microsoft Research Cambridge

Article Published: 19 Apr 2016, 3:20 p.m.

Microsoft Research is offering free, hands-on, cloud computing training courses for university faculty, researchers, and PhD students in the UK and across Europe. Whether it is big data, big compute (HPC), or analysing data streaming from devices for an Internet of Things (IoT) project, see how easy it is using Microsoft Azure to speed up your research.