Research IT Club Feb – speakers announced


The next Research IT club will take place on the 21st Feb and will feature updates from our research infrastructure and software engineering teams.  Our two feature presentations will look at how Research IT helped to improve the treatment of cancer patients in early clinical trials and the introduction of a new service to make research data sharing easier.

Using technology for decision science and patient benefit
Dr Dónal Landers, Director & Dr Julie Stevenson, Senior Business Analyst, digitalECMT, CRUK Manchester Institute

The Digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team was created to link clinical science with academic and scientific research. A key program being delivered by digitalECMT is a collaboration with AstraZeneca called iDecide, delivering the outputs from a unique partnership between four strategic leaders in oncology (AstraZeneca, The University of Manchester, CRUK MI and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust). The iDecide program enables the digitalECMT to put into practice technology which will help to increase the speed of data input, to benefit scientific research and help the patient have an active role in their treatment and transform decision-making in early clinical trials.  Research IT were an integral part of a team developing a system to aggregate clinical and genomic data to facilitate clinical decision-making for patients

Supporting research data management and sharing through the Mendeley Data Evaluation Partnership
Rosie Higman, Research Data Librarian, University of Manchester Library

The university is an evaluation partnership with Mendeley Data to try to help develop a platform which makes managing and sharing data easier for researchers. This is designed to support researchers with the increasing requirements from funders and journals to share research data underlying publications. This presentation will give an introduction to the platform, an overview of developments made so far and planned for the coming months, and information on how you can get involved.

The event will take place in 1.34 Simon from 3 – 4.30pm.  Please register for this event.

Don’t forget that if you have a query about including Research IT skills and expertise in grant proposals you can come along to our drop-in sessions which take place across the university campus on a regular basis.  See our Twitter for the latest information.

3 thoughts on “Research IT Club Feb – speakers announced

  1. Sophie Buckley February 19, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Will this be available through the University podcasting system? I am an ex student of Manchester so know about this functionality. I have been invited to attend this talk by my line manager as I am working with digitalECMT as a graduate from AstraZeneca. Some of my colleagues would love to attend this but are restricted by child care. It would be great if I could share this with them through podcasting.



    • ritnews February 20, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Hi Sophie

      I’ve just responded to your email!


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