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Creating Facilities to Support World-class Research at Manchester Survey

11 Apr 2014

Your chance to have a say in the University’s future investment in e-science/e-research tools and win an iPad mini!


We recognise that many of you will feel as if you have had a surfeit of surveys over the last few days/weeks and here we are asking you to complete another.

However, the University is prepared to invest in tools and people to ensure that we take a leading position in e-research/e-science in the future - so the purpose of this survey is to inform the University’s future strategy.

There are (at most) 12 questions in the survey and any question may be skipped so it need take only a few minutes (though it could take longer if you have a great deal you want to contribute).

Submitting your response to the survey gives you a chance of winning an iPad mini!

  1. If you feel you know enough about e-science and e-research to give an informed view of the software, datasets and computing facilities (and the people to help you exploit them) that you will need in the future, feel free to go straight to the survey;
  2. If you would like a bit more explanation: The principle of e-science/e-research is that “three months in the lab, or slaving over a pile of survey responses, can save a whole afternoon on the computer” – in other words e-science /e-research provides methods that can enhance productivity (and creativity) massively. For example, research on multiple candidate ideas or ‘experiments’ can be performed computationally so as to determine which ones might best be done ‘for real’. This requires different resources and a different kind of expertise in addition to the typical domain expertise of users.

So if you want access to these tools, now or in the future, to support your research, now is the time to stake your claim!

Please go to the survey: