The Data Dialogue

When Research Crosses Borders


Fresh Thought on Forensic Science


Spotlight On: Clinical Imaging Facility


What is SES?

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What is SES?

The Science and Engineering South Consortium brings together the universities of Oxford, Southampton, King’s College London, UCL and Imperial, creating the most powerful hub of research-intensive universities in the UK. Our members invest in high quality science, essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive difference to the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Knowledge Sharing

Whether we’re supporting researchers to effectively manage their data, providing opportunity to network or creating transparency in equipment sharing, SES is improving standards for you through the spread of knowledge.


Our GPU cluster provides an alternative capability to traditional HPC systems and is open to academics and business. In a cost-benefit driven world, the need to collaborate exists between institutions and with innovative industries of all sizes.


Ongoing knowledge sharing is essential across HPC and Research Data Managemnt. We are pleased to host original networking and development events with recognised academics and industry professionals. Visit Events for more information.



Material Progress – and How to Achieve It

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In every sense, we live in a material world and the drive to develop smarter, lighter, more versatile and resilient materials shows no sign of decelerating. Whether designed to withstand brutal operating environments, save energy or bring life-saving medical advances within reach, there’s a constant thirst for the next generation of game-changers – and the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery (IMD) is delivering the innovation, imagination and inspiration needed to succeed. Under its Director, Professor Kwang-Leong Choy, and with a growing network of collaborators – including other SES members plus partners worldwide – the IMD is already an established institute...

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Fresh Thought on Forensic Science

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From enabling the dramatic arrest of Dr Crippen in 1910 to the quest to bring the killers of teenager Stephen Lawrence to justice, science has long established itself in the frontline of the fight against crime. But could it achieve even more? Under the energetic directorship of Dr Ruth Morgan, the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences is rethinking how evidence is collected, analysed, interpreted and presented, while challenging assumptions that shape the search for the truth. Rooted in cutting-edge research and a unique teaching programme, the Centre harnesses skills from across UCL, collaborates with SES members and other universities,...


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The Data Dialogue: At War with Data

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Cyber security, open source intelligence, web science, bioinformatics and crime science…all modern and relevant terms in the UK research landscape, and all with one thing in common: Data. Why are researchers interested in accessing publicly available data? What are they doing with anonymised, confidential data? How can open data provide us with intelligence? How can data from one field of research be used in another? This Unique finale to The Data Dialogue, At War with Data, provided Early Career Researchers from a range of disciplines with the tools and knowledge to approach the subject of research data from a wider point of view....



Did you miss out on At War with Data? We've just posted full video, panel & talks - Catch up now! #TheDataDialogue

From MS to Dementia, discover the equipment helping researchers @DoM_Imperial Clinical Imaging Facility

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Our new showcase features collaborative research from @UCLForensicSci,@oxfordgeography & Dr. Bull @HertfordCollege:

From Silent Witness to CSI, discover how science is helping fight crime in our recent study with @UCLForensicSci -

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Mark Roeling of @OxfordStats writes 0our final #TheDataDialogue guest post. Stay Tuned for the full event video!

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Out last #TheDataDialogue event was last year but it's not quite over yet! From @uclidh, we hear from Mark Warner:

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To round off 2016, have a watch of our final installmentwith @TroveMaster Prof. Yurchenko, talking alien life!