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Specialised applications are the software applications that are additional to those provided as part of the standard image. They include applications dedicated to undertaking computationally and data intensive research and for supporting research in particular specialised academic fields.

The specialist Computer Sciences team in Technical Services, manage and support many of the specialist research software applications and can assist new users with access to existing software or the purchase and installation of new software.

The team also provide full support for purchase, implementation of specialist hardware such as high-performance workstations, either dual boot Windows and Linux or solely Linux operating system. The same level of support is also provided for Mac OS hardware and software.

The Specialist Computer Sciences team in Technical Services team can be contacted either by sending an email to scs@mmu.ac.uk or visiting the counter in John Dalton Central Block, room C2.08a.

Standard offering

Worktribe

A project workflow system will help you track your research, monitor funding activities, and get approval for your research.

Ethos 

All research undertaken at the University must have ethical approval (including both staff and student projects). The system allows researchers to fill in a single form, where questions are tailored to the type of research being undertaken

Symplectic 

Symplectic is the University’s research information system - our platform for recording all research outputs. The system is designed to efficiently and effectively capture all research activity, which can be used for strategic direction, substantiating future research bids, showcasing achievements and complying with Open Access regulations.

SciVal

SciVal gives you quick and easy access to the research performance of institutions and individuals across the world. It provides quick, powerful and flexible visualisation of research metrics, the ability to benchmark peers and identify potential collaborative partnerships.

Researchfish

Researchfish is a Research Outcomes System designed to enable researchers to report once across multiple funders, and to re-use their data. A researcher, or one of their delegates, must add and attribute outcomes to awards they hold, before submitting to their funders.

How to get access

The Specialist Computer Sciences team in Technical Services team can be contacted either by sending an email to scs@mmu.ac.uk or visiting the counter in John Dalton Central Block, room C2.08a.

Access to the following resources is available through the Research systems and resources page:

IT for Research