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Research Data

New technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence has increased the possibilities for data-driven research and its growing importance across disciplines is making data policy, infrastructure and management a key concern for universities.

Data intensive institutions across the globe are developing ways to optimise the potential for data-driven research. Better connections between research facilities, storage services and high-speed data networks across distance makes data-driven research collaborations between different institutions even easier.

Through its university partners, SES actively seeks to contribute to national and international forums and work with funders and interest groups, to develop an optimal policy and infrastructure framework for our research communities.  

SES is also committed to supporting researchers to manage their data effectively, from planning research activity through to the long term archiving and curation of data and is exploring some areas of shared interest.

Research Data Café

Staff from SES universities play a key role in helping to deliver better academic support in data management.

Through working groups that we coordinate, they are sharing knowledge about how to better support data-driven research at their institution. One of these groups is the Research Data Café which takes place every term.

Making the Magic Happen with research data, software & infrastructure. Online careers event on 26 May 2022 for Research Technology Professionals including data engineers, data analysts, archivists, informaticians, statisticians, research software engineers, software developers, sys admin/DevOps, HPC experts, audio-visual technologists and individuals staffing core facilities. Keynote from Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London. Chaired by Professor Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith from the University of Cambridge. This event is organised by Science and Engineering South, in collaboration with RSLondon and UCL eResearch Domain.

Event: Thursday 26 May 2022

Making the Magic Happen with research data, software & infrastructure | An opportunity to find out about research technology professionals and how they are essential to effective research across many domains.

A network server specialist programmes a computer server in the Data Center at University College London. credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez

Research technology professionals: the hidden roles behind research success

Research Technology Professionals play a crucial role in achieving high-quality research outputs. Supporting their career progression benefits the whole research community.

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Case Study

Research Data Transfer Zone

SES worked with Jisc and Diamond Light Source (Diamond) to establish a coherent framework that will significantly increase the end-to-end data speeds between SES partners and Diamond.