As a partner in the Social Sciences Research Laboratories, ICT is pleased to pass on information about their upcoming immersive workshop that will guide participants through social science research methods: “Framed within the context of Saskatchewan’s growing population, participants will utilize qualitative research methods (focus groups) to develop and test a survey research tool; program and implement an online survey; analyze the results using quantitative and qualitative analysis software and through maps and spatial analyses; and interpret and validate the results through experimental research.”
Registration is free and spaces are limited.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
November 9 – 10 and 12 – 13, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
To register, go to http://ssrl.usask.ca/events/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ArcGIS 10.3.1 is the current version of ArcGIS. It is available for installation via the same process as previous versions. Continue reading
Wolfram released the latest version of Mathematica (10.2) this past weekend. We now have this available on campus. Continue reading
The REDCap service for surveys and data gathering has been updated to version 6.7. This offers a number of features that might be of interest to REDCap users, and is a large update beyond the 6.4 version it replaces. There have been a large number of advancements in the short period since the last update. Continue reading
A new funded group, called the R Consortium, has been launched to sustain the development of the R statistical system under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. Continue reading
ICT has recently completed a technology refresh of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (SKY-RDC). Continue reading
Due to a planned power outage in one of ICT’s server rooms, Datashare will not be available on Saturday, June 27. The outage is expected to last all day.
Please save any documents you have open on datashare before leaving on Friday, June 26, and close the application that had those open.
Geomatica version 2015 is now available for use on University computers. A new license server has been set up to handle all campus Geomatica licenses. Continue reading