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Data Archives - Science and Engineering

Improving Research Workflows by Enabling High-speed Data Transfers

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With the volume of data generated from research increasing rapidly and affecting a wider variety of fields and disciplines than ever before, the requirement for transferring large volumes of data is now widespread. One of the ways that institutions are aiming to satisfy this need is to reduce the network impediments that affect the end-to-end speed at which research data can be transferred between the lab, computational and storage facilities. The University of Southampton, as a member of the Science & Engineering South Consortium (SES) and in partnership with Jisc and Diamond Light Source, has been running a pilot project...
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Powering Up Research: Data Fuelled Innovation

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Data Intensive Science is a rapidly emerging, cross disciplinary research challenge already traversing the fields of Materials Science, Bio-medical research, Computational Engineering and Digital Humanities (to name a few). With huge volumes and complex data at the heart of many research projects, advancing the methods used to analyse, manage, and interpret this data is key to facilitating both efficient and reliable science. The significance of the discipline has recently been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in awarding £20 million to 6 new national supercomputing centres, including the Cambridge Centre for Data Driven Discovery. This event aims to bring...
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Managing the Data Deluge: Roles and Responsibilities for Your Institution

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LEARN cordially invites you to its end-of-Project Conference entitled ‘Managing the Data Deluge: roles and responsibilities for your institution ‘ which will be held on Friday 5th May 2017 at Senate House, London. The use and sharing of research data has the potential fundamentally to change the way research is undertaken and shared. Pervasive networks mean that researchers are able to collaborate and share not only their publications, but also the research data, which underpins them. The LEARN Conference is designed to encourage all stakeholders – researchers, research funders, publishers, research organisations and senior decision makers – to explore what…

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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....
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The Data Dialogue: When Research Crosses Borders

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In an increasingly globalised world, research is reaching beyond geographical borders, raising questions on the methods, laws, and possibilities in moving or sharing data internationally. As the volume and type of data we create becomes more varied, sensitive, and complex, we need to ask: what are our own responsibilities as professional researchers collecting data overseas? Who is ultimately accountable for data produced with foreign partners? What happens when national laws and policy differ dramatically? May strategies be usefully shared within or across disciplines? The second part of The Data Dialogue - When Research Crosses Borders -  provided Early Career Researchers from...
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Spotlight On: KPMG Data Observatory

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Each month we post a new edition to the SES 'Spotlight On...' series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting better use of already available equipment. The KPMG Data Observatory is a research tool for visually observing and making sense of large amounts of data in a collaborative immersive environment. Physically the Observatory is a 6m diameter circular video wall consisting of 64 screens and over 40 computers. With a combined resolution of 132 million pixels the observatory provides high fidelity display of research data for collaborative discussion. The observatory contains a full surround sound...
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The Data Dialogue: Time to Share

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Researchers are faced throughout their careers with managing research data. Implementing best practice early on can not only help you to access the right data quickly, but also ensure that data is relevant,  reusable and accessible to others, contributing further to scientific research. The first part of The Data Dialogue - Time to Share: Navigating Boundaries and Benefits -  provided Early Career Researchers from a range of disciplines with the tools and knowledge to better approach their research data needs, covering the benefits of sharing data, how we share difficult and sensitive data, gaining access to restricted, secure, or open data,...
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Prospects in Data Science – A multidisciplinary symposium

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Set in the heart of the gorgeous New Forest, this high-level event on Data Science organised by the University of Southampton aims to look at the Prospects for Data Science, understood as the interface between Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science providing new methods for handling, analysing and extracting knowledge from data, including Big Data.  Designed as a non-technical, high-level discussion on the state-of-the-art and prospects within data science, particularly interdisciplinary research, the event is open to everyone. Confirm speakers include: John Aston             University of Cambridge Gunnar Carlsson    Stanford University Fai Cheng               Lloyd’s Register Group Dave Coplin  …

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Collaboration Casts New Light On Quantum Dots

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Tiny specks or ‘quantum dots’ of gallium nitride (GaN) – described as the most significant semiconductor material since silicon – could deliver a dramatic leap forward in data processing speeds and data security, thanks to ground-breaking work at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. As part of a close and fruitful collaboration dating back to 2003, Dr Rachel Oliver, Reader in Materials Science at Cambridge, and Robert Taylor, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Oxford, are leading research to help release these dots’ remarkable potential and answer crucial questions about their characteristics and capabilities. This dovetailing of complementary expertise spanning two SES Consortium...
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Smarter household energy data: opportunities and challenges for scaling up research

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The UK Data Service and the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, UCL, are pleased to host a meeting on scaling up social science research infrastructure to exploit big data, with a focus on household energy data. We are gathering input from researchers working in this field on data and platform needs. The work is part of a recent knowledge exchange award won by the UK Data Service and South Africa’s DataFirst under a 2015 ESRC/NRF International Centre Partnerships call. If you are a researcher who is actively engaged in this area, we invite you to join us to hear about…

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