Research IT Club February Presentations


Thank you to everyone who came along to the latest Research IT Club.  A fantastic turn out and great to see so many new faces!  The presentations are now available from the links below.

If you attended the event and have any feedback then please let us know – it is only our second event so we are open to suggestions!

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Free Access to the Computational Facility (CSF)


Our flagship computational facility, The CSF, is currently only available to those researchers contributing funds to the platform.  However we are pleased to announce that our recent case to provide limited free-at-the-point-of-use computational resource to users without funds, particularly for those who are not computational specialists, has been successful.

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Research IT Contributes to Academic Software Report


Robert Haines from Research IT recently attended the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop ‘Engineering Academic Software‘, co-organised by the Software Sustainability Institute‘s Manchester PI Carole Goble.  The primary topics of discussion at the workshop were how to build the research software of the future and how to get credit for doing so.

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Dropbox for Business now landed


The moment has arrived. Dropbox for Business has landed and accounts are ready to activate.

If you signed up to the University’s Dropbox for Business service you will start to receive your accounts from this week. Don’t panic if you’re not one of the first to get your account, IT Services will be working hard throughout November to get you all set up.

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First Conference of Research Software Engineers


Are you one of a growing number of people in academia who combine expertise in programming with an intricate understanding of research? If so then you are a research software engineer (RSE)!  The inaugural conference of RSEs took place in Manchester in early September and the presentations are now available online along with many of the workshop training materials.

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