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JISC sponsored event: Advanced Tools and Technologies for Collaborative Research

Thursday 6th of November 2008 9.30am - 1.30pm

Atlas Rooms, 1st Floor, Kilburn Building, School of Computer Science, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

Buffet lunch will be provided

New tools are available to help researchers collaborate in multidisciplinary teams, often across institutions, and hence increase their competitiveness. This JISC sponsored roadshow for researchers and those providing IT support services, will introduce the infrastructure, and some of the tools and resources that have recently been developed to enable collaborative research.

Speakers will include Dr David Fergusson, Deputy Director, Training, Outreach and Education, the National e-Science Centre and researchers at Manchester who are working on projects to develop and demonstrate collaboration tools. These include myExperiment, a collaborative environment where scientists publish and share their workflows. A detailed programme of the event is published below.

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Programme:

9.30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.05 Chair’s introduction – David Fergusson

10.05 - 10.35 Making use of the UK's advanced computing services for research - an overview Dr David Fergusson, Deputy Director, Training, Outreach and Education, National e-Science Centre

10.35 – 11.05 Portals and Science Gateways for the Campus Grid Rob Allan, STFC

11.05 - 11.30 Introduction to the Access Grid Support Centre Martin Turner, Research Computing Services (RCS), University of Manchester

11.30 – 11.50 Coffee - Break

11.50 - 12.20 Portlet Access Grid (PAG) – using the Access Grid from almost anywhere Martin Turner, Research Computing Services (RCS), University of Manchester

12.20 - 12.50 myExperiment, a collaborative environment for sharing workflows Jiten Bhagat, Paul Fisher, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

12.50 - 13.20 Research Computing Cloud - A user-focussed infrastructure for research computing Robin Pinning, Research Computing Services (RCS), University of Manchester

13.20 – 13.30 Questions and close – David Fergusson

13.30 – 14.00 lunch