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- Consortium brings UK’s most powerful research intensive universities together 9th May '13
- The most powerful cluster of research intensive universities in the UK are joining forces to form a new consortium to become one of the world's leading hubs for science and engineering research. The Science and Engineering South Consortium has been initiated to pool the collective insights and resources of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton, Imperial College London and University College London. These world-leading centres for research, the SES-5, will innovate and explore new ideas through collaboration whilst providing efficiencies of scale and shared utilisation of facilities to increase the return on existing and future public investment.
- Helping scientists publish and reuse research data 4th April '13
- Oxford e-Research Centre member Susanna-Assunta Sansone has been appointed Honorary Academic Editor of Scientific Data, a new open-access, online-only platform for the publication of descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, to be launched by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) in Spring 2014.
- Big data and the long tail: Use and reuse of little data 20th March '13
- A video of professor Christine Borgman's seminar on the use and reuse of little data is now abvailable to view on our website. Her slides and a full abstract are also available for download.
- SIENA Project wins award 6th March '13
- The SIENA Project, in which the e-Research Centre is a partner, won a prize at the 10th e-Infrastructure Concertation Meeting in Brussels, this week. The awards highlighted the best success stories from the FP7 Capacities funding programme in e-Infrastructures, with SIENA winning 2nd Prize in the Competitive Industries section of the competition.
- Nanotechnology standards at the Centre 6th February '13
- The lack of common reporting standards for nanotechnology research is a significant barriers to data sharing and re-use. Members of the ISA project have helped the Nanotechnology Working Group of the US National Institutes of Health National Cancer Informatics Program to address these issues.