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Introducing Trusted Research Environments

The UoN Trusted Research Environment (TRE) Service is now live. The University of Nottingham’s pioneering Trusted Research Environment (TRE) platform is now live, enhancing the University’s research capabilities. Hosted by Digital and Technology Services (DTS) in Microsoft Azure, the secure data platform is available to researchers, partnered institutions and trusted organisations working with highly sensitive …

HoloLens 2 and research

This week, we trialled HoloLens 2 technology with colleagues from the School of Life Sciences, the Biodiscovery Institute, the School of Education, the Nanoscale & Microscale Research Centre, and the Hounsfield Facility.  The workshop was led by InterReality Labs, with support from Microsoft. The HoloLens 2 is an untethered, wearable device that can project holographic …

Approaches to tracking impact

In this blog, we consider approaches to tracking research impact, with a focus on digital tools. We will outline reasons for gathering evidence of impact, what tools you might need to do this, and how digital approaches can help. In short: how can you gather material to show the positive societal change that your work …

Archiving a website

In this guide, we show you how to download and package a website for archiving. If you have produced a website for your research project, you may wish to archive it (or be obliged by your funder to do so). Here, we show you how to do two things: (a) convert a website to a …

Automated anonymisation of texts and transcripts

In this blog, we discuss an automated process for anonymising interview transcripts, patient notes, or other free-text data containing personal information.  Colleagues wishing to share participant notes or interview transcripts, for example as publication appendices or in a research data repository, will likely need to anonymise the data. Anonymisation also comes with a number of …

Conducting research interviews securely online

Interviewing online has several advantages. These include the ability to conduct interviews from anywhere, easily link to automated transcription, and take advantage of document sharing. In this blog, we offer guidance for ensuring compliance with ethical and research-data-management obligations when interviewing online. Microsoft Teams – simple and secure Staff and students at the University have …

Making a podcast

Podcasts are a great way to engage a large and diverse audience. In this blog, we discuss what you need to plan, record, edit, and publish a podcast.   STEP ONE: Planning Before you do anything, you’ll want to think about the following elements. They will help you manage your podcast and shape it into …

Going Greener Digitally with Enzymes 

Nature is the Best Chemist Nature is the best synthetic chemist, capable of manufacturing chemicals in an energy-efficient manner and with biodegradable by-products. Millions of years of evolution have explored and optimized reaction pathways, and we would be foolish not to exploit that chemistry. Critical to this efficiency are enzymes – biological catalysts – that are not consumed by …

From Subsystem to Super System – Windows Subsystem for Linux, a Gateway to HPC

If you are seeking to leverage the full extent of computational resources for your research, you are likely to end up using a Unix machine to run your software. This is especially true if you are developing software and data analysis pipelines on High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, like Augusta – our own HPC facility at …

Running an online poster session

In this blog, we look at options for hosting an online conference poster session. Teams can facilitate meetings of up to three hundred people and is a good option for those wanting to run virtual events. With a little creativity, you can easily incorporate a poster session into a Team. There is no fixed way …