Best Practice Top Tips

idea smThis month we have a bumper collection of top tips from our Research Software Engineers (RSEs)!  They are passing on a selection of good practice tips which they advise all researchers who develop or write software, to consider adopting.

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Film User Reviews Web Scraper

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Research IT’s drop-in sessions are just one of our many ways of reaching out to researchers across the University.  We get some very interesting requests at our sessions and this is a great example of how our Research Software Engineers (RSEs) were able to help out.

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Multi-skilled Research Software Engineers

help 2If 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.

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Research IT Club October Presentations

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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.

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Hacking Fluids Around Structures on GPUs in Sheffield

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Ian Hinder, Research Software Engineer (RSE) from Research IT recently attended a GPU Hackathon at the University of Sheffield. In this blog post he explains the outcomes of the event and the benefits of having research software engineers involved in research projects.

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Research IT Drop-in Sessions are Back!

help16smAt 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.

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