At Research IT we know how busy researchers are, and how talking face to face can be the easiest way to communicate a problem or complex research idea. That’s why every other Wednesday in term-time we host drop-in sessions across across campus so you can talk to our experts in person about anything research computing related.
The first UoM UK Biobank Community meeting took place on the 19th of November and the presentations on the latest updates from UK Biobank and dealing with sensitive data in the cloud are now available. Continue reading
This month’s top tip is by Ian Hinder, Research Software Engineer (RSE) in Research IT, and focuses on keeping your research ﬁles safe by storing them in the Research Data Storage system provided by IT Services.
The first UoM UK Biobank Community meeting will take place on the 19th of November and will feature presentations from Chris Boultwood, Chief Information Officer, UK Biobank and Gary Leeming from Connected Health Cities. If you are a UK Biobank user at the University then come along!
– and it’s Microsoft that could make it happen – with WSL2 (Windows Subsystem Linux 2). Find out more in this opinion piece by Research Software Engineer, Ian Cottam.
As datasets increase in size the need for more memory in your available compute hardware becomes more pressing. Applications such as R, Stata, python and MATLAB are often used to process these datasets and can require significant amounts of memory – to load the dataset, process it and generate results.
If you, as a researcher, are thinking of requesting help from our team of Research Software Engineers (RSEs), you may want to know what skills they have. By ‘skills’ we mean everything from programming languages through specification, methods and testing (to name just some). Ian Cottam describes how we’ve made it easy to find out.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the first Research IT club of the academic year. If you were unable to attend, all the presentations are now available at the links below. We had some great presentations on how our RSEs built a searchable database for Alzheimer’s Research and the first case study of our Cloud bursting in action.