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1 Data Mining Student Engagement Patterns

Article Published: 23 Jun 2021, 12:39 p.m. Revised: 23 Jun 2021, 12:39 p.m.

Back in 2019, two Research Software Engineers (RSEs) were co-authors on a paper which aimed to motivate users to reflect on their search behaviour, and to experiment with different search functionalities. This work has now been extended using data mining.

2 Distributing Hardware-optimized Simulation Software with Conda

Article Published: 25 May 2021, 9:24 a.m. Revised: 25 May 2021, 9:24 a.m.

Two of our Research Software Engineers have been working with the University eScience Lab on a BioExcel project to develop Conda packages for GROMACS making it easier for researchers to set up and run the software and to increase its reproducibility from computational workflow systems.

3 Advanced Github – creating template repositories

Article Published: 3 Nov 2020, 4:46 p.m. Revised: 3 Nov 2020, 4:46 p.m.

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

4 Research IT November Costing Clinic

Event 19 Nov 2020
Registration is NOW CLOSED

It’s really important that you include all the Research IT services you require in your research grant application AND that you talk to us before you submit your application. This allows us to plan accordingly and to make sure that the effort and support are available at the right time if your grant application is successful.

5 Personalising Breast Cancer Risk

Article Published: 29 Jun 2020, 9:16 a.m. Revised: 29 Jun 2020, 9:16 a.m.

Andrew Jerrison, Research Software Engineer, explains how he worked with researchers led by Prof. Gareth Evans from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, to develop a software application to collect and collate data that allows them to give women a personalised risk assessment of breast cancer at their normal screening session.

6 Research IT and SpiNNaker

Article Published: 28 Apr 2020, 12:55 p.m. Revised: 28 Apr 2020, 12:55 p.m.

Find out how Research IT research software engineers are playing a key role in SpiNNaker, part of the Human Brain project.

7 Best Practice Top Tips

Article Published: 2 Dec 2019, 11:32 a.m.
This month we have a bumper collection of top tips from our Research Software Engineers (RSEs)! They are passing on a selection of good practice tips which they advise all researchers who develop or write software, to consider adopting.

8 NDEC – A Case Study in Ongoing Support

Article Published: 29 Nov 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Our Research Software Engineers (RSE) provide a range of services including support for existing activities at the University. Find out more about how they are helping the National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC) to keep their key services up to date.

9 Including Research IT in your Grant Applications

Article Published: 15 Nov 2019, 11:07 a.m. Revised: 21 Apr 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Did you know that the correct costs for Research IT services have to be included in your research grant application before you submit? These services and costs are highly dependent on the nature of your research so it’s important that you get them right. Come along to our Research IT Costing Clinic on the 12th of December to find out more.

10 Research IT Club October Presentations

Article Published: 11 Oct 2019, 10:44 a.m.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the first Research IT club of the academic year. If you were unable to attend, all the presentations are now available at the links below. We had some great presentations on how our RSEs built a searchable database for Alzheimer’s Research and the first case study of our Cloud bursting in action.

11 Helping to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Article Published: 17 Jul 2019, 11 a.m.

Researchers from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester have been helping local authorities across the UK plan their carbon emissions reduction strategies with a little help from Research IT.

12 Research IT Club June Presentations

Article Published: 13 Jun 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the last Research IT club of the current academic year. If you were unable to attend, all the presentations are now available at the links below. There are updates from Research IT as well as the presentations on improving code to improve probabilistic treatment planning for cancer and free of charge performance optimisation and productivity services for your academic and industrial code.

13 Improving Code to Improve Cancer Treatment

Article Published: 28 May 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Come along to the Research IT Club on the 4th of June and find out how our Research Software Engineering team is helping UoM researchers to improve radiation treatment in cancer therapy. There will also be updates on the latest computational procurement and the latest news from across Research IT.