R User Group Event – Data Visualisation Seminar!

In this month’s R User Group meeting, with speakers Laura Bravo Merodio and Jack Sullivan, we look at data visualisation with ggplot2, and tips and tricks for making plots accessible to all. Date Tuesday 6 February 2024 Time 12:00 – 13:00 Location HybridIn-person: Elm House, G08ONLINE: Teams Meeting Link AgendaChair: Katy IvisonTalk 1: “An Introduction To … Continue reading “R User Group Event – Data Visualisation Seminar!”

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IT Needs of Active Research Survey Progress – 18 months on

Back in the spring of 2022, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research’s ‘IT Needs of Active Research Survey’ was released, and four months later we provided summary results and actions that would be taken in response. The 2024 survey has just gone live (19th February), and we wanted to update you on the progress made.    … Continue reading “IT Needs of Active Research Survey Progress – 18 months on”

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How BlueBEAR is helping us understand price-setting behaviour

In this case study we hear from Zhuangchen Wu, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into understanding price-setting behaviour. My research focuses on understanding price-setting behaviour using data from online sellers. Properties of price-setting have important implications for macroeconomic modelling, especially for monetary policy design. Unlike official inflation … Continue reading “How BlueBEAR is helping us understand price-setting behaviour”

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January BEAR newsletter

Welcome to the BEAR Newsletter, bringing you the latest news from the BEAR team (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research), as well as other relevant computing and data-related news from both within the University of Birmingham and outside. Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2024 by welcoming two new starters to Advanced Research Computing; 1) … Continue reading “January BEAR newsletter”

BEAR Champion team news

In September 2019, we launched our BEAR Champion scheme to help spread the word about BEAR services, and since then the team has expanded to 20 over all 5 colleges – see our list of BEAR Champions. In the last year, we have welcomed 6 new BEAR Champions: Dr Jack Sullivan from the Institute of … Continue reading “BEAR Champion team news”

Digital Research Conversations – Sustainable Computing

In our 9th Digital Research Conversation, held on the 13th December 2023, researchers and Advanced Research Computing staff gave us an insight into how and why sustainable research computing should be on everybody’s agenda. Kirsty McCready, our Research Engagement and Data Group Intern, led the event and provides a summary below. There is no question … Continue reading “Digital Research Conversations – Sustainable Computing”