Report for April 2020

Report Date
April 2020

 

Report by Muriel Mewissen on behalf of David Perry and Anthony Davie (MVMRes Programme Managers), for Charles ffrench-Constant and Paul McGuire (MVMRes Programme Owners), Sheila Fraser (MVM Portfolio Manager) and Catherine Elliot (MVM Portfolio Owner)

 
Distribution:
  • Institute IT meetings / Service Review meetings.
  • College Research Support Network (RSN) meeting.
  • College Research Committee
  • Excerpts taken into CSG report

 

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Commentary

During April, work progressed well in some projects despite the continued disruption from the current Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Two projects were completed successfully:

MVM308: Research computing induction has delievered succesfully and is expected to close next month.

However, due to lack of availability of staff during teh Covid-19 outbreak, MVM314: SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling is reporting an AMBER status and MVM311: CMVM Data Storage Strategy has been suspended for two months.

The overall status of the MVMRes programme is GREEN.

Please note that the project RAG status is following the revised guidelines: A one-page summary of the IS RAG status indicators is available on this page.

 

Forward Look - April 2020

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

No additional project has been identified to start this session.

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

 MVM302: Compute and High Performance Compute Strategy - RAG Status: CLOSED

Report by Anthony Davie

Achievements this period

  • End Jan '20, completed first induction for CMVM Research IT/Computing Officers for CMVM IS staff. Covered:
    • Research Information Management section (Pure, Worktribe etc.)
    • Research Data Services section (Research data management guidance, DMPOnline, DataShare, DataSynch, DataVault, Electronic Lab notebooks etc.
    • Research Services section (Research service facilitation and provision of infrastructure to underpin various services - Eddie, DataStore, Eleanor etc.
    • CMVM IS teams (Easter Bush and BioQuarter campuses)
  • 1st draft of CMVM Compute and HPC Strategy formally accepted at CMVM RCG on 4th Feb '20.
  • Completed project closure report, creating version to distribute to CMVM RCG.
  • Updated relevant project web site.
  • Updated associated CMVM RCG Team (CMVM Research Computing Group) and channel (General->CMVM RCG Actions) actions to close "Finalise HPC Strategy" action.

Next Steps

  • None, project closed.

MVM305: Flexible Server hosting  - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Muriel Mewissen

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended

Next Steps

  • Status to be reviewed in 2020 Q2.

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Susan Ridder-Patrick

Achievements this period

  • Comms for launch being drafted ahead of approval to release

Issues

  • MVM focus has been on response to Covid-19 so approval to delivery has been slightly delayed

Next Steps

  • Communicate that the resource is now available
  • Complete project Closure

MVM311: CMVM Data Storage Strategy - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Muriel Mewissen

Achievements this period

Issues

  • Project Suspended until 29 June 2020

Next Steps

  • Unsuspend Project
  • Finalise  closure report
  • Close Project

MVM314: SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by Colin Watt

Achievements in Last Period

  • PM re-established dialogue on OLA with SEBI team since their remote working.
  • No progress with the SEBI team due to resource conflicts (PM availability, DevTech / Production), and subsequent impact of Covid-19. 

Issues

  • No major issues.
  • Completion of support arrangements and closure delayed due to availability (PM / Production Management for OLA) and DevTech (for TAD updates and handover, impacted by UCU Industrial action and subsequently availability due to Covid-19). PM to pick up on OLA with Deputy Head of Production and agree with SEBI team.
  • PM availability remains an issue due to commitments across projects.

Next Steps

  • Agree support arrangements for MSSQLServer (OLA).
  • Close Project.

MVM316: Fragile X Registry website - RAG Status: CLOSED

Report by Kevin Hone

Achievements this Period

  • Project formally closed. The Closure Report is available to view.
  • Feedback from the Head of IT for CMVM has been included in the Closure Report as a Lesson to Be Learnt.

Next Steps

  • None, project closed.

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

 

Project Info Project Manager's commentary
MVM302 Compute and High Performance Compute strategy This project was started in August 2016 and was closed on the 28 April 2020. The Completion Report is available to view.
MVM316: Fragile X Registry website This project was started in August 2019 and was closed on the 17 April 2020. The Closure Report is available to view.

 

Section Five: Programme Meeting Minutes

Date Comments
28 April 2020 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - March & April 2020
27 February 2020 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - February 2020
13 January 2020 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - January 2020
11 December 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - December 2019
20 November 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - November 2019
4 November 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - October 2019
20 September 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - September 2019
24 August 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - July & August 2019
24 June 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - June 2019
23 May 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - May 2019
Programme Status
RAG Status
Overall
GREEN
Has formal escalation taken place?
No

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.