Dr Dai Jenkins: Head of Research Computing and Support Services

Dr Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT, writes: I am pleased to announce that Dr David (Dai) Jenkins has joined Academic IT as the Head of Research Computing and Support Services. This is a newly formed group that brings together … Continue reading

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The Academic IT Service Portfolio: Research Support

In the second part of our series outlining Academic IT Services’ revised and extended portfolio of services, we focus on the systems and services that we provide to researchers. Research Technology Consultation We offer consultation and advice for researchers and … Continue reading

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Courses Spotlight: Managing your data

The IT Learning Programme offers a comprehensive range of courses to help you with your data. This month we’re running a number of full-and half-day courses on databases, spreadsheets, data visualisation and statistical analysis at our Banbury Road offices. Here … Continue reading

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Live Data project visualisation accompanies article in The Conversation

The Live Data project, based in the IT Services Research Support team, aims to support academics in creating interactive visualisations using a variety of cloud-based services. The project recently worked with Félix Krawatzek, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics, to … Continue reading

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Oxford-Jisc survey on databases for hosting research findings

The IT Services Research Support team, in conjunction with Jisc, is currently running a short survey to look at the development of research databases in UK higher education. They are specifically interested in understanding how researchers themselves construct and use … Continue reading

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Working in research data management? Come speak at our ‘Data’ lunchtime talks

The Research Support team in Academic IT is looking for speakers for its popular ‘Data’ series of lunchtime talks in Trinity Term. The talks are aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, rearrange or repurpose data. Their purpose … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Data: talks are back!

The Data: series of lunchtime talks is aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, rearrange, or repurpose data. The talks will deal with software, services, and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering data … Continue reading

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CENDARI: a new research environment

CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) is a research collaboration aimed at integrating digital archives and resources for research on medieval and modern European history. The four-year project is about to finish, and this was marked by a launch of … Continue reading

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DMP Online – Oxford guidance now available

Users of DMP Online can now benefit from guidance created specifically for University of Oxford researchers. DMP Online is a free web-based service from the Digital Curation Centre which allows researchers to create a data management plan for their research … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Participant data project

The Participant Data Project is exploring how researchers working with personal information can benefit from better data management. Researchers across the University (particularly in the medical and social sciences) need to collect, store, and manage information about participants, schedule visits … Continue reading

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