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1 Summer Carpentry Training

Article Published: 1 Jul 2021, 1:25 p.m. Revised: 1 Jul 2021, 1:25 p.m.

Members of Research IT are contributing to the current series of Carpentry workshops for researchers, postgraduates and staff at the University of Manchester, which was kicked off early in June with an online Library Carpentry workshop.

2 Help Shape the Future of Centrally Provided Computational Resources

Article Published: 5 May 2021, 10:15 a.m. Revised: 10 May 2021, 11:14 a.m.

The University is seeking to gain a better understanding of both existing and aspirational use of centrally provided computational resources, for both research and for teaching and learning.

3 Remote Advanced Scripting Workshop

Article Published: 1 Mar 2021, 1:47 p.m. Revised: 2 Mar 2021, 11:24 a.m.

Research IT Research Software engineers, Anja Le Blanc and Douglas Lowe recently ran a five day scripting workshop for NERC funded Environmental Science PhD students. Find out more about the workshop and the challenges of running such a workshop online

4 The Pain of a Data Collection Mobile App

Article Published: 9 Nov 2020, 2:33 p.m. Revised: 9 Nov 2020, 2:35 p.m.

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.

5 Need to Access a Large Database?

Article Published: 27 Oct 2020, 12:43 p.m. Revised: 27 Oct 2020, 12:43 p.m.

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.

6 bmBASE: Web Application & Database

Article Published: 26 Aug 2020, 1:30 p.m. Revised: 26 Aug 2020, 2:22 p.m.

Veselin Karaganev, a Computer Science summer student from the University has been working with our Research Software Engineers to develop a web database for the basement membraneBASE project from Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research.

7 Want to Run a Million R Jobs?

Article Published: 31 Jan 2020, 10:26 a.m.

Find out how our Research Infrastructure Engineers helped a researcher from Division of Cardiovascular Sciences run a million R jobs on confidential data in weeks rather than months.

8 Research IT Club - Comparing Digital Images

Article Published: 21 Jan 2020, 11:46 a.m. Revised: 27 Mar 2020, 2:43 p.m.

The first Research IT club of 2020 takes place next month on the 12


of Feb. Come along to see our services in action through researcher presentations and to hear the latest research IT news. The February event sees Velson Horie from Manchester Museum describe online image comparison software and accompanying website produced for him by Research IT. Register now to attend on the 12th.

9 New Year, new reading material!

Article Published: 3 Jan 2020, 10:58 a.m.

It’s the start of a new year and if you are looking for something new to read in 2020, Research Software Engineer Ian Cottam has a suggestion for you.

10 Searching for Something?

Article Published: 18 Dec 2019, 1:36 p.m.

Two of our Research Software Engineers (RSEs) are named on a recently published paper aiming to motivate users to reflect on their search behaviour, and to experiment with different search functionalities.

11 Making Large Databases Easily Available

Article Published: 12 Dec 2019, 10:24 a.m. Revised: 27 Mar 2020, 2:42 p.m.

Research IT have recently collaborated with Dr. Mabel Sánchez Barrioluengo in the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) to make a large patent information database easily available to researchers in AMBS and across the University.

12 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.

13 Talk to Research IT Face to Face!

Article Published: 27 Nov 2019, 9:44 a.m.
At Research IT we know how busy researchers are, and how talking face to face can be the easiest way to communicate a problem or complex research idea. That’s why every other Wednesday in term-time we host drop-in sessions across across campus so you can talk to our experts in person about anything research computing related.

14 UoM UK Biobank Presentations Available Now!

Article Published: 25 Nov 2019, 2:25 p.m.
The first UoM UK Biobank Community meeting took place on the 19th of November and the presentations on the latest updates from UK Biobank and dealing with sensitive data in the cloud are now available.

15 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.

16 Mobile Development Service Celebrates First App

Article Published: 24 Jun 2019, 12:50 p.m. Revised: 21 Apr 2020, 11:30 a.m.

The Research IT Mobile Development Service (MDS) enjoyed a popular launch back in April 2019 with 6 requests for services received in the first month alone. One project was commissioned immediately, and we are proud to announce it as the first app from the new MDS to roll off the production line. Ahead of schedule, it officially moves into production for release through the Google Play store and the Apple App Store by the end of the month.

17 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.

18 Face to Face Help Sessions with Research IT

Article Published: 5 Jun 2019, 8:22 a.m.

Got an issue with a piece of software or code? Want to speak to someone about using our new data viz lab or our new mobile app development service? Come along to the last drop-in sessions of the academic year and speak to members of the Research IT team face to face!

19 Help is at Hand in May!

Article Published: 16 Apr 2019, 10:11 a.m.

Want to speak to someone about incorporating Research IT services into your research? Are you interested in using our new mobile app development service? Wondering if you could use our revamped Condor Pool for your research? Come along to a drop-in session and speak to members of the Research IT team face to face!

20 March Drop-in Sessions

Article Published: 4 Mar 2019, 8:18 a.m.

Want to speak to someone about incorporating Research IT services into your research? Got an issue with a piece of software or code? Want to speak to someone about using our new data viz lab? Come along to a drop-in session and speak to members of the Research IT team face to face!

21 UoM UK Biobank Community meeting

Article Published: 6 Feb 2019, 9:52 a.m.

The new researcher-led organising committee for the UoM UK Biobank Community have announced that the second meeting of the UoM UK Biobank Community will take place on the 28th of Feb.

22 Fantastic Voyages in a Virtual World

Article Published: 24 Jan 2019, 11:18 a.m. Revised: 15 Apr 2020, 8:48 a.m.

Data visualization, virtual reality (VR) and mixed/augmented reality (MR/AR) technologies offer exciting opportunities for researchers to explore and understand their research data. Prominent in the news and rapidly evolving, the technology is finally having a massive impact. Research IT has identified this as a largely untapped potential within the research environment and is now formally announcing vDAL - The Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory.

23 UoM UK Biobank Presentations

Article Published: 19 Nov 2018, 12:33 p.m.

On the 15th of November we held the first meeting of the UoM UK Biobank Community. There was a great turnout and everyone took the opportunity to ask questions of our speakers, including us! Thank you to everyone who attended, the presentations are now available below.

24 UoM UK Biobank Community Meeting

Article Published: 29 Oct 2018, 9:07 a.m.

We recently set up a mailing list for UoM UK Biobank users to connect with other UoM UK-Biobank users, ask questions and keep up to date with the community at the University. We would now like to invite UoM UK Biobank users and potential users to what we hope is the first of several events for our local community.