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Arts Impact: Storytelling Objects

This guest blog post was provided by Hyosun Kwon: The Storytelling Objects project aims to explore notions of audience engagement with hybrid (digital/physical) gifting. We will be creating a ‘box’ that will be sent out to transmedia practitioners. The box will ask them to create a ‘captivating’ story fragment using the objects and devices within …

Use of Affordable Eye Tracking in News Verification Strategies

The Digital Research team are facilitating a collaboration between Schools of Sociology and Social Policy, and Computer Science to explore fake news in social media. Having completed a survey which explored user perceptions of fake news, we are now about to begin a series of studies looking more closely at the ways people assess digital …

Data management planning for a signature research centre

Scientific equipment can now regularly produce what we might perceive enormous volumes of data. Gene sequencers or imaging system that can produce 200 gigabytes in a day are already in common use at the University of Nottingham, and equipment already exists which can produce 100 terabytes in a day. Data volumes are always likely to …

Development of computational platform to support use of Genome Wide Association Studies

Post by Dr. Philip Quinlan, Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) The Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) provides world-leading data analysis expertise, and can assist in developing analytical processes and pipelines. We are currently working in conjunction with the ‘Crops for the Future’ Research Centre at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus to develop a computational platform to …

Digital Engagement (8): Toolkits for Assessment

For members of the public, the main outcome of academic research is not usually the data, but the insight, analysis and commentary that an academic provides. This means that even if the data were made available to a wider audience in an interactive way (as per the previous blog post), it relies heavily on the …

Digital Engagement (7): Toolkits for Data Analysis

One key thing that researchers across different disciplines have in common is research data. This can take many different forms, is often stored and structured in databases or spreadsheets, which helps researchers to manipulate, visualize and analyse the data in useful ways. Other researchers might be able to make use of the data for their research, …

Transcription Services: A First Step Toward Safe Use

Researchers who carry out interviews or focus groups will typically digitally record the audio  for later reference and analysis. This data will then get transcribed by the researchers or via a transcription service for a set fee. When using a service, researchers will transmit the audio files to the provider, who then carries out the transcription and …

Research Data and Software Agreements: Digital Research Case Study 14 2017

The Digital Research Team are here to help researchers make best use of digital technology for their work. An intriguing side-effect of this is the increasing need to effectively govern and manage the risk around the use of digital technologies creating new demands on researchers within the digital context. For example, a researcher who creates …

Data management in the NMRC

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (NMRC) is a cross-disciplinary facility at the University of Nottingham, supporting world-leading materials characterisation and nanoscience. The NMRC is housed at University Park in the Cripps South Building (Behind the school of Chemistry). It houses a range of instruments and expertise spanning; Scanning Electron …

Research Software Engineering for Data Driven Discovery

The Data Driven Discovery research priority area includes researchers from across all five faculties of the university, all working with novel ways of interacting with data. When we were looking to test a research software engineering service, to see what value it might bring to researchers and how it might work, the RPA members were natural …