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Our approach to delivering Research Data Management services

As part of a broader Digital Research Environment Strategy which the University’s Information Services are delivering – a strategy described in our envisioning video – we have started working on creating new Research Data Management (RDM) services. There are multiple reasons for us to commission new RDM capabilities: First, it’s part of the normal life cycle …

Research Software Engineering: HPC Midlands Plus

The University is part of a consortia of Universities, which have been awarded funding from the EPSRC to provide one of a number of regional ‘Tier 2’ High Performance Computing Centres. The facility is physically located at the University of Loughborough, HPC Midlands Plus These regional facilities provide a greater computational capacity than an individual University …

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 …

Why subject-specific research data repositories are important and challenging

Continuing innovation in scientific instrument design is driving the production of ever-larger volumes of digital research data, and allowing new research questions to be addressed. Instruments that can produce 100 gigabytes per day are becoming more common, and the PromethION genetic sequencer is an extreme example of an instrument which can produce 4 terabytes per hour at maximum …