ATLAS@50 Anniversary Event

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:

Directions to RAL can be found at

NIHR Endoscopic Optical Imaging call


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

“Things to do with data” series


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, 2014An introduction to research data managementclick here
29th October, 2014The Online Research Database Service (ORDS)–  click here
5th November, 2014 Computer analysis of texts and interviewsclick here
12th November, 2014 – Biomedical research databases & data publishingclick here
19th November, 2014Four levels of data visualizationclick here
26th November, 2014 – Data ownership, IPR, and the Cloudclick here