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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 …

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 …

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 …

Working toward the provision of cloud compute services

The digital research team are actively working with Information Services to provide access to appropriate cloud services for the University. As a part of trialling a new Research Software Engineering service in the School of Geography, it quickly became clear to us the need to secure access to the cloud. This was driven by (1) …

Horizon scanning for digital engagement technologies in Politics and Law

The digital research team are working with Politics, Law and Computer Science on a provocative digital engagement in research on corruption. During the latest meeting we were discussing the possibilities of using a serious virtual reality game to explore trust issues in the workspace. Some creative ideas we had involved having the user virtually work …

Classifying and verifying fake news in social media

Helen Creswick, Christian Karner and Martin Flintham are currently working on an interdisciplinary research project looking at fake news in social media. A literature review is currently underway and two key taxonomy’s have emerged around types of fake news and categories of verification. Rubin et al (2017) argue that there are three types of ‘fake’ …

Emerging data management needs in the School of Education

Over the last few weeks the Digital Research Team have been meeting with a range of researchers across the School of Education to understand what capabilities they need to securely manage their research data. The researchers were identified based on their collective representation of the types of research and data across the school. There were …

Research software engineering support in Geography

The Digital Research team are working with the School of Geography to trial a new Research Software Engineering (RSE) service. Our RSE has been across a range of different research projects including: Forest Demography Doreen Boyd, Associate Professor and Reader in Earth Observation, and her team are using a series of rainforest based LiDaR data …