Are scientists breeding wheat to cope with the wrong conditions in the future?

Today, we continue with the blog posts from our new Agents. Simon Choppin, a sports engineering researcher from Sheffield Hallam, looks into the benefits of sharing code.

Read the post.

We are very pleased to announce our Agents for 2011!

After a series of consultations and Town Meetings over the course of the last six months, the final report from Prof. Peter Coveney's working group on the future of the UK's Research Computing Ecosystem has been published.

At this year's UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, there will be a Meet the Champions workshop on Tues 27 Sep 2011 afternoon, 13.30-16.30.

The National Directorate for e-Social Science, based at the Oxford e-Research Centre, has been awarded a budget for a series of targeted activities designed to broaden practice and sustain innovation in Digital Social Research.

The Digital Social Research Community Activities Funding scheme will provide researchers with funds to support ideas exchange, training in digital social research tools and methods, outreach events and partnerships. There are three types of…

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant is required by the Department of Computer Science in collaboration with the School of Chemistry to work at the forefront of new science in high performance computing (HPC), biomolecular simulation, and computational chemistry.

See the full job advert for further information.

The NGS's Jason Lander recently described Steve as a dragon slayer, and that means there are dragons aplenty in AskSteve's latest post.

Security in complex systems is always a tricky business. Problems with these systems are huge, daunting, and difficult to defeat, just like (you guessed it) a dragon.

Interested? Read the blog post.

The strategic plan for the UK Research computing ecosystem is a plan for overcoming the fragmentation of the UK's e-Infrastructure. After extensive consultation with the academic community, the latest revision of the strategy has been published.

The strategy will be finalised soon after 9 September 2011.