IT for Research Day 2019

Data management is a major concern for the research community. The third IT for Research Day offered around 150 participants a platform to discuss and share common challenges and solutions.

Text: Konrad O. Jaggi, published on 19.09.2019

Over 150 researchers, academic IT specialists, librarians, lecturers and educational policy representatives accepted their invitation to the University of Fribourg for 11 September 2019. Under the motto ‘The Evolution of Scientific IT – from infrastructure to services’, the topics of IT and research were examined and intensively discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

After an introduction by the Vice-Rector of the University of Fribourg, Professor Rolf Ingold, Dr Alexandre Gachet gave a presentation on the role of scientific IT as an enabler at the University of Fribourg.

Prominent experts presented insights into their work. The wide spectrum of projects demonstrated the diverse support that SWITCHengines provides for academic applications, from the project level right up to national services. Various perspectives, approaches and tools related to data management were presented, as were new teaching approaches.

  • IT support for research
  • Life sciences
  • Storage and backup scenarios
  • Structured data storage for social and other sciences
  • Long-term storage
  • Jupyter notebooks
  • Data lifecycle management
  • Research data management
  • Data science
  • Cloud scenarios

You can find the presentations here.

For these and many other use cases, SWITCHengines offers a flexible storage and computing solution that is perfectly tailored to the specific needs of Swiss universities.

About the author
Konrad O.   Jaggi

Konrad O. Jaggi

After studying in Zurich and Aberdeen (UK), Konrad O. Jaggi managed several IT and information departments as well as a number of strategic planning projects. At SWITCH he led various teams and is currently responsible for the outreach of SWITCHengines.

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