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Arts Digital Impact: Crowdsourcing Place-Names in Staffordshire

This is a guest blog by Jayne Carroll.   Place-names are short texts – they can tell us all sorts of things about the people, landscape, and languages of the past. In England, most place-names are very old. Many of them were given by Anglo-Saxons as descriptive labels more than a thousand years ago. We …

Join our workshops to influence the University’s Digital Research Strategy

We are pleased to invite all University of Nottingham staff and students to participate in one of our five Digital Research Strategy Workshops. The goal of these workshops will be to explore how digital technologies enable tackling new research challenges, providing new scientific insights, and offering approaches to the understanding of people and their behaviours. …

Digital Research Week: Hands-on Demonstrations Wednesday 25 April

On Wednesday 25 April, the atrium in the Engineering and Sciences Learning Centre on University Park will host the Digital Research Week’s Demo Day. We have invited researchers from all faculties to showcase innovative technology that they have been working on, and are proud to introduce the following demonstrations: Will Bowden from the Department of …

Internet of Things & Research Ethics Cards

Internet of things (IoT) devices & services are increasingly embedded in different aspects of our daily lives. These range from smart speakers (Amazon Alexa) and intelligent thermostats (Nest) in our homes, to smart workplaces (the Edge[1]) & a plethora of smart city projects around the world changing how we interact with urban public space. As …

Digital Research Week: Bring your Research Data to life at DRHack, our Digital Research Hackathon in partnership

Bring your research data to life with DRHack, our Digital Research Hackathon On Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April 2018, as part of the University Of Nottingham’s Digital Research Week, the Digital Research Team are pairing up with HackSoc to organize a 24-hour hackathon. We are calling all researchers at the University of Nottingham …

Cloud Computing for Research

Recently more and more services are moving towards the cloud, it’s a relentless march and one that we can’t and shouldn’t ignore. My work and personal email accounts are now entirely cloud based, at home we download TV programs and films from the cloud and while I write this blog I’m listening to some music …

Digital Research Week: Meet our Keynote Speakers

We are proud to introduce our three Keynote Speakers who will be providing their insight into the challenges and opportunities of Digital Research. All three speakers have extensive knowledge of both academic and industrial research and will be contributing their strategic vision to help researchers at the University of Nottingham envision the future of research. …

Introducing the Digital Research Week

Save the date: a month from now, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and the Digital Research Team, are organising a Digital Research Week to empower our researchers within the digital environment. We’re offering a collection of modular events over all UK campuses to showcase the present and envision the …

Creating a virtual bar for a beer tasting experiment

This is a guest blog by Marit Nijman, PhD student in the Sensory Sciences Centre of the School of Biosciences. Do you think you would feel differently about a beer if you have it in a pub as opposed to a plain white room? My PhD research has shown that consumers’ responses to products can …

What are Agile processes and how do they relate to research?

In a previous post, we’ve discussed how we’re using Agile methods to deliver Research Data Management (RDM) services. We now explain what these methods are, and how they relate to the way researchers work. Agile methods have their roots in the world of software development. Traditionally, software would be developed the same way as other …