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Research IT & Data Management drop-ins: new dates in 2019

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 11 December 2018

The Research Data Management and Research IT teams run regular drop-in sessions. These sessions are open to all UCL research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the RITS service areas; if you have any questions or 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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UCL Open Science Day: developing open scholarship at UCL

By Daniel Van Strien, on 19 April 2018

Free event for UCL researchers and staff.

This one day workshop will explore the facets of Open Science and how these are/could be pursued by UCL researcher. In the morning speakers will discuss different aspects of and perspectives on Open Science with afternoon workshops offering practical advice. There will also be opportunity to discuss the steps UCL should take to support Open Science. This free event will be open to all UCL staff and is delivered by UCL Library Services with support from UCL Organisational Development.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. David Price, Vice-Provost (Research), UCL
  • Dr Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services
  • Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science, Hindawi
  • Emily Sena, University of Edinburgh
  • James Wilsdon, University of Sheffield
  • Simon Hettrick, Sustainable Software Institute

Afternoon workshops will cover:

  • How do we make Open the default at UCL
  • How to make your data open (and FAIR)?
  • Citizen Science
  • Open Peer review
  • Open Education

Registration available via Eventbrite. Please contact lib-researchsupport@ucl.ac.uk with any questions.

Research Programming – next Technical Social event: 24/05, 4.30pm

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 17 May 2017

UCL Research IT Services (RITS) organise regular informal events where you can learn about useful tools and techniques which will help with your research while meeting other students and staff who use computers for science. Each event features a short talk followed by informal discussion over pizza and drinks.

RITSThe next Research Programming Technical Social event will take place on the 24th of May and will focus on Fortran, the dominant programming language of computational science. Find more information and how to register.

The previous presentations of these monthly events are available on the website of the UCL Research Programming Hub.

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. 

 

Software as first class research output: UCL Research Software Dashboard

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 8 August 2016

The Research Software Development Group is part of UCL Research IT Services . The Group has recently launched its new Research Software Dashboard where you can discover software written at UCL or share your codes via GitHub. The Software List already covers a large range of research themes, including Psychology, Public health, Geography, Archaeology, Engineering and Physics. Explore the Dashboard now.

KeyboardThe Research Software Development Group also provides useful information on how to write and care for your software. Among their recommended resources for instance you will find a link to the Software Sustainability Institute’s top tips and guides.

The Group is available for consultancy and collaboration work with your research projects (fractional or full time effort as needed). Don’t hesitate to contact them, whether before appplying for a grant or during your project!