BEAR PGR Conference 2021

We are happy to announce that the inaugural BEAR PGR committee met a couple of weeks ago to start planning for the next 11th PGR conference. The conference is organised by a team of Ph.D. students and the aim is to invite students from across the university to present their research work with a focus … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021”

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BEAR DataShare : End of Service

We will be retiring the BEAR DataShare service in January 2022, this is due to the University investing in OneDrive for Business, part of a suite of products now available via Microsoft’s M365. Please note that we will still be providing the BEAR Research Data Store (RDS), which is the service for your working research … Continue reading “BEAR DataShare : End of Service”

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Join our BEAR Champions team

In September 2019, we launched our BEAR Champion scheme to help spread the word about BEAR services with our 3 founding members and have now expanded to 9 over all 5 colleges – see our list of BEAR Champions. Our current BEAR Champions have found the scheme to be beneficial to themselves, their research and … Continue reading “Join our BEAR Champions team”

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Two Senior Research Software Engineer vacancies in ARC

Advanced Research Computing (ARC), at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to appoint two Senior Research Software Engineers, one permanent and one fixed term (3 years). ARC is a well-respected, award winning team with a national and international profile. Permanent Senior Research Software Engineer (RSE) – working on a wide variety of projects, supporting research … Continue reading “Two Senior Research Software Engineer vacancies in ARC”

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Syncing issues with working offline on the Research Data Store

We have had reports of researchers making their Research Data Store (RDS) files available offline (in Windows), which then results in problems for other researchers on the project as the data is not always synchronised properly between users. To prevent problems with data syncing, please ensure that you do not set your RDS to be … Continue reading “Syncing issues with working offline on the Research Data Store”

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Data Tree – comprehensive data management training for free!

Back in July 2018, I attended an introductory event to the Data Tree data management course developed by NERC, which provides free online training for PhD students and early career researchers in the environmental sciences. I was previously a researcher in life sciences but now advise all disciplines in data management, so I was interested … Continue reading “Data Tree – comprehensive data management training for free!”

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Bear spotting in Dublin at the IDCC20

I was very grateful to make it to the 15th International Digital Curation Conference in Dublin from 17th-19th February, ahead of the current lockdown. A truly international spread of 300 researchers, Research Data Managers, specialist Librarians, Archivists and IT Specialists (see the Conference Twitter picture here) came together to discuss collective curation of data and … Continue reading “Bear spotting in Dublin at the IDCC20”

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