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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 …

Secure RDM in Education: Digital Research Case Study 2 2017

The School of Education works with a vast range of personally sensitive research data, much of which involves teaching and learning with children. The SoE also has a significant throughput of post-graduate researchers per year, meaning research data is being created and archived quickly. An added complexity is that much of this data is gathered …

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 …

COMPARE – an overview

The Centre for Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) is a Signature Research Centre, jointly funded by the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham. COMPARE is built around optical imaging as a research method, and seeks to link together pools of microscopes at the two institutions so as to enhance research output. Ultimately, a University of Nottingham researcher …

A security plan for the US National Institutes of Health

I’ve been supporting research colleagues who are applying for permissions to access to data held by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is data collected from patients, and relating to a serious medical condition, and hence considered very sensitive, even though anonymised at source. To obtain access permissions, we have created a plan …