Start of Year Drop-in Sessions


We’re already looking forward to 2018 here in Research IT with the announcement of our first set of dates for our drop-in sessions.

These sessions are specially designed to help quickly answer any queries, questions or issues you may be having with research IT services including software help, data visualization, research data management, access to HPC resources and much much more.

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Journal Access Off Campus


There have been reports that some researchers are having difficulty accessing journals off campus.  Please note that VPN is no longer required to access external publishers’ resources when off campus. Instead this information can be reached via Library Search,  Library Access browser extension or direct login on the publisher website. Further information is available in the Knowledge Base article. If you have any further questions please contact the Electronic Resources Helpdesk.

Interested in Using VR in Your Research?

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Research IT took part in the latest Digilab meeting at the end of November with the aim of showing off some of our new VR equipment and to demo them to researchers from across the university.  A successful day was had with lots of interest in our HTC Vive and Google Daydream VR headsets and their applications in research.  There was a mix of researchers who were already using VR in their research in some form to researchers who were trying VR for the first time.  Hopefully they left with some inspiration on how VR could be used in their research!

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Research IT Club November Presentations Online


Thank you to everyone who came along to the latest Research IT Club and especially those who took the opportunity to ask questions! The presentations are now available from the links below.

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New Policy – Research Data Storage on Local Devices & Platforms


A new policy has been announced on Research Data Storage which affects all researchers.  The University very strongly discourages the use of local storage devices (e.g. USB disks) and “in-house” data storage platforms (e.g. local NAS servers), otherwise known as “point storage solutions”.

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