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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 …

Evidencing the Impact of TexGen Software

TexGen is an open source piece of software that models the geometry of textile structures. Developed here at the University of Nottingham and made freely available to the research and industrial communities through a General Public Licence, it is currently hosted and distributed on the SourceForge site. TexGen Website TexGen is an ideal candidate for an …

JISC Workshop on Digital Skills for Researchers

The Digital Research Team visited Newcastle yesterday to take part in a workshop run by JISC. The aim was to help explore what role they can play in supporting researchers in attaining the right level of digital skills. There were around 20 people from different institutions, with Research Software Engineers, Librarians, Research Managers and Digital …

Digital Innovation in Arts Impact

As Digital Research Manager, and previously as Digital Humanities Manager, I’ve been working with a number of digital Arts projects over the last few years. A lot of that work has been about helping researchers to use digital tools to enhance the process of doing research. For this case study, I plan to investigate a …