Scientific Computing: Past, Present and Future
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
13 November 2014
STFC is pleased to invite you to a celebration to mark 50 years since the Harwell ATLAS computer was set up at the RAL site.
There will be an afternoon of talks on the past, present and future of scientific computing and a reception with an exhibition of some historical computer hardware. This event will illustrate some of the computing innovations at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and enable visitors to explore its history as well as its current work supporting world-class science. We are particularly excited that, in its 50th anniversary year, we are able to display the console from the original Atlas computer, together with memorabilia of the time.
The event will run from 13:00 to 18:00hrs. If you would like to attend, please register by 6 November at: https://atlas50th.eventbrite.co.uk
Directions to RAL can be found at http://www.stfc.ac.uk/2489.aspx
Can you turn your work into a short stand-up comedy set?
Bright Club is open to researchers, academics and experts from all disciplines – science, arts, humanities – the more the merrier!
No experience is necessary, and free training is provided (you’ll need to be available the evening of Wednesday 29th October).
Interested? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Secondments: call for proposals
As part of Oxford’s £3.6m IAA, applications are invited for secondment grants which aim to speed up or enhance the non-academic impact of Oxford’s EPSRC-funded research. Applications are welcomed from all academic career stages, including DPhil students and Post Docs. These secondments are offered to either work with end-users to exploit existing EPSRC-funded research outcomes, or to inform future EPSRC grant proposals that address end-user problems.
Funds can be requested for:
— Knowledge Transfer secondments: outward secondment of a PDRA / PhD student previously funded by EPSRC.
— Pre-application secondments: Enables PIs to work with users to inform the design of an EPSRC research grant proposal – ensuring research questions and/or the format of research outputs are more relevant to users.
— Pre-proof of concept secondments: Enables researchers to work with users to identify key challenges that need to be addressed to further exploit EPSRC funded outputs and draw up a plan to tackle them.
— Senior visiting fellowships: Inward secondment (up to 12 months) of senior industry / user scientists.
— Sabbatical impact enhancement grants: Enables academics to engage with research users during sabbatical leave.
— ‘Firewall’ secondments: Pilot mechanisms to deliver impact across security curtains.
How to apply:
- Applicants should simply provide concise answers to the questions in the application form. No other attachments are required.
- Completed application forms should be returned to email@example.com
- There will be other regular deadlines over the next few months.
- Out-of-round bids can also be considered for projects which are time critical.
For further information and how to apply: Click here (PDF)
For the application form, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next deadline for proposal: 11th November 2014
Applications are sought for research into the clinical efficacy of novel endoscopic optical imaging interventions and technologies used for the diagnosis, clinical management or monitoring of patients. Proposals may investigate novel or repurposed interventions and technologies. Applications must concentrate on determining the efficacy of interventions, and may also include the evaluation of mechanisms.
To find out more and apply: Click here
To view the guidance: Click Here
Deadline: 10th February 2015
The “Things to do with data” series is back again, and this term, talks are lined up on data visualisation, network analysis, systems for managing medical data, and data as intellectual property, along with introductions to tools and services that might just help you look after your data more effectively.
These talks are aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, or delicately prise out pearls of data, this series looks at software, services, and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, these talks are intended to inspire whilst also considering the practical requirements of research funders and issues surrounding data sharing.
To find out more or book your place, click on the links below.
22nd October, 2014 – An introduction to research data management– click here
29th October, 2014 – The Online Research Database Service (ORDS)– click here
5th November, 2014 – Computer analysis of texts and interviews– click here
12th November, 2014 – Biomedical research databases & data publishing– click here
19th November, 2014 – Four levels of data visualization – click here
26th November, 2014 – Data ownership, IPR, and the Cloud– click here