Datashare changes

During the September “patch night” (Sept. 9) when all of the campus machines are shut down to receive their security and performance patches, the Datashare storage system will be changed to a virtual computer. This will not change the access for the system, but will make the system more effective.  The datashare service will be unavailable during the period of 10:00 PM September 9 to 2:00 AM September 10.

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New staff in ICT Research Computing

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The ICT Research Computing Team (from left to right):  Ian MacPhedran, Juan Zuniga-Anaya, Song Hu, Sean Cavanaugh, John Costa, Jason Hlady, Keith Jeffrey.

Song Hu has joined Research Computing to facilitate the use of Linux in research. Song was previously at the Canadian Light Source.

John Costa joins us as a senior analyst to move along initiatives including improving our services health sciences research. John had been the IT Director for the College of Medicine.

Brian Reilkoff retired this spring after supporting the research and teaching in the Geophysics Department.

Contact any of us at research_computing@usask.ca

NVivo services for Qualitative Research

ICT and the Social Sciences Research Laboratories are pleased to set up new services for using NVivo.

NVivo is a tool to support qualitative analysis. NVivo is an example of Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software.   What qualitative research is.

ICT is pleased to partner with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) in order to provide better service for researchers doing qualitative analysis.

A number of related NVivo services are available:

  • Consulting, data coding and data analysis capacity are available through the SSRL
  • Subsidized prices for NVivo client licenses are available through the Campus Computer Store
  • Standard or customized NVivo training may be arranged through the SSRL
  • ICT provides access to a shared implementation of the NVivo Server software which can support a number of research projects.  NVivo Server supports multi-user, concurrent access to an NVivo database.
  • Additionally, a remote access service supports off-campus access to the NVivo Server
  • ICT manages the relationship with vendor QSR International

In order to access the service:

Eligibility

  • The licensing for NVivo restricts it to non-commercial use associated with the University.
  • Setups for NVivo Server will be made for Principal Investigators of research projects.
  • Each user of the NVivo Server software needs an NSID