Archive for January, 2017

Research Data Alliance EU Early Career support Programme for the RDA 9th Plenary

By Daniel Van Strien, on 27 January 2017

The Research Data Alliance is offering travel support to early career European researchers and scientists working with data to attend the 9th RDA Plenary meeting, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 April 2017.

The deadline for applying is the 31st of January 2017. Full details can be found on the RDA website.

 

Research IT & Data management Drop-ins

By Daniel Van Strien, on 5 January 2017

The Research Data Management team will be working with colleagues from Research IT to run regular drop-in sessions for all research staff and research students where you can come and get support and advice. The sessions will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the RITS service areas, so if you have any problems related the following areas, you should find someone there who can help:

  • research programming
  • workflow automation
  • finding tools and services for your research programmes
  • high performance computing
  • handling large datasets
  • handling sensitive data
  • data storage
  • Research Data Management (including Data Management Plans).

There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session.

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Research software management, sharing and sustainability workshop: free events across the UK for researchers working with software

By Daniel Van Strien, on 4 January 2017

Jisc, in collaboration with the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield, University of Bath, University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, the British Library and STFC are inviting all researchers interested and passionate about developing or using research software to join a workshop on this subject.

Events are taking place across the UK, including a workshop at the British Library on the 12th of January, 2017. These free events invite researchers to:

• Share experiences and best practice around managing and sharing software for research
• Discuss and explain the blockers and issues you are having with the current best practice and why it is not working in your research group
• Work with others on developing new solutions for problems that might not have been tackled yet in this area

Spaces are filling quickly so you are recommended to register soon if you are interested in attending.

UCL researchers using – or thinking about using – software in their research have a range of support available to them at UCL. Research IT Services (RITS) can support researchers with research software development, research data storage and high performance computing. For researchers wanting to develop their software skills RITS also offers training. You can read about the support RITS has provided researchers at UCL on their Showcase page.