Did you know that you have to cost for Research IT services before you submit your research grant applications? 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 25th Feb and find out more!
Bring your lunch on Thursday 17th May, 12:00 -13:00 Zochonis B22 and meet fellow R users on campus, while listening to this month’s presenters, David Buil-Gil (PhD student and Teaching Assistant in Criminology at University of Manchester) and Angelo Moretti (Research Associate in small area estimation in the Department of Geography at University of Sheffield) talk about Small Area Estimation in R.
Research IT staff will be teaching and assisting on a Software Carpentry Workshop in May which aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. The workshop is free to post-graduate students and employees of the University of Manchester.
We’ve just announced the next 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.
Essential security and performance upgrades are to be applied to the central Research Data Storage system (sometimes known as Isilon). A period of maintenance will take place on 08:00 – 12:00 on 9th December.
Research IT offers a range of services to UoM researchers including access to high performance computing and research software consultancy but how do you know if these services are relevant to you and your research? If they are how do you describe them and cost them correctly in your grant proposal?
Research IT is here year round for researchers but the start of year is still busy for us. Research IT will be out and about during September giving presentations to new research students who have joined the university. The presentations cover the main services that we offer researchers and highlight our training and networking opportunities.
The second meeting of the University of Manchester R user group (R.U.M) will take place on the 5th December, at 11:00am-12pm in Vaughan House. Paul Johnston from Research IT will be presenting on ‘Text mining in R’ and Heather Robinson from Health e-Research Centre (HeRC) will discuss ‘Enhancing your research with public datasets- an introduction to WORLDCLIM’. The session will be followed by a R clinic for troubleshooting problem code.
Research IT is pleased to announce that a replacement system for the existing Research Data Storage platform (Isilon) has been procured. The new tiered platform will offer researchers greater data storage capacity and will also be faster and cheaper.