Research IT have recently collaborated with Dr. Mabel Sánchez Barrioluengo in the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) to make a large patent information database easily available to researchers in AMBS and across the University.
The Research Data Gateway is a new service to increase the visibility of research data that you have shared. Most research funders, and an increasing number of journals, require researchers to share the data which underlies papers and this service will help you gain the maximum impact from doing this.
The Triangulum team introduce Manchester-I, a single data hub to bring together urban data from across the city and the University.
The Library have introduced a new institutional data management planning tool which will help researchers to manage their data management plans (DMPs) in a new and streamlined way.
The UK BioBank has now released an update to the full-release 500,000 participant data released last year. Specifically, updated imputed data (study id EGAD00010001474) is now available for use on the CSF, iCSF, DPSF and desktops. Continue reading
The next Research IT club will take place on the 21st Feb and will feature updates from our research infrastructure and software engineering teams. Our two feature presentations will look at how Research IT helped to improve the treatment of cancer patients in early clinical trials and the introduction of a new service to make research data sharing easier.
Have you heard of Data Carpentry workshops? They are aimed at researchers who have little to no prior computational experience and provide the fundamental data skills needed to conduct the full life cycle of data-driven research. The UoM Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research is currently preparing carpentry materials for the Social Sciences.
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”.
The next Research IT club will take place on the 29th Nov, slightly earlier so as to avoid clashing with Christmas festivities! It will feature updates from our research infrastructure and software engineering teams. Our two feature presentations will look at how Research IT helped to improve the comparison, annotation and mark-up of a collection of scans and the introduction of a new data service for users of NHS data. To attend the event please register so we know how much coffee to order in!
Have you heard of Software Carpentry (SWC) and Data Carpentry (DC)? Both organisations have the aim of upskilling researchers so they can upgrade their computational and programming skills and their data analysis skills respectively through a series of workshops and “train the trainer” events.