State of the Nation report on Research Software Engineers

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If you are wondering where the term “Research Software Engineer (RSE)” came from then a new report could help to explain.  The first State of the Nation Report for Research Software Engineers provides a history of the RSE campaign and a snapshot of the RSE community as it stands today.

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The Environmental Impact of your Shopping

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Have you ever wondered if your shopping habits could be influenced?  Do you buy the same groceries every week?  Would extra information allow you to make informed choices when you do your online shop?  Research IT helped a group of researchers who were trying to see if they could make consumers change their mind.

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Call for Submissions – Research Software Engineers Conference


Following the success of the First Conference of Research Software Engineers, the Second Conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the 7th-8th September 2017. The event will feature a lively, international mix of over 200 attendees and the call has now been issued for talks, posters, workshops and tutorials.

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Advances in Data Science Conference

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The University of Manchester Data Science Institute has announced a call for abstracts for their ‘Advances in Data Science’ Conference to be held on the 15th – 16th May.

The conference is a two-day meeting to present recent developments in data science, with a focus on advanced analytics (machine learning, Bayesian statistics, scalable algorithms), privacy, visualisation, software and diverse applications. Speakers include leading data scientists from industry and academia.

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Avizo Courses for Spring 2017


Dates have been announced for tomography and 3D data images processing courses using Avizo for the next few months at the University of Manchester.  The courses are run by the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF) at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, University of Manchester and are free to UoM researchers.  External attendees are welcome to attend but there is a cost.

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Do you use Docker Containers?


The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop brings together researchers, developers and educators to explore best practices when using containers and the future of research software with containers. The Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) will take place on 27th – 28th June 2017 at Cambridge.

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