New Coding Club Starting Up in January!

We are setting up a Coding Club from January for researchers and staff at the University of Birmingham to help them meet the goal of the Software Sustainability Institute of “Better Software, Better Research” i.e. if the software is incorrect then the resulting research will be too ( We aim to build a community of … Continue reading “New Coding Club Starting Up in January!”

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Open Research Forum

The Open Research Forum event was a 4-event series that focussed on highlighting the opportunities of cross-discipline engagement with Open Science through practical examples presented by UoB staff and external colleagues. The event aired ( via Zoom ) through lunch time sessions over 4 days and covered Day 1 : Launch Event Day 2 : … Continue reading “Open Research Forum”

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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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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”

Writing Code to Create Pretty Pictures and Practise Parallelism

Let me introduce myself, my name is Dr Keith Evans and I’m a Physicist and Research Software Engineer. I recently started in the BEAR Research Software group as HPC software support for BlueBEAR and HPC Midlands+. On my first day, my boss gave me an objective, to run some code on the HPCs. This meant … Continue reading “Writing Code to Create Pretty Pictures and Practise Parallelism”

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