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Discusses the issue fo delays in gaining access to services.

Delays in gaining access to resources can cause cause a significant start-up time before an research idea can be translated into practical action. This is the case especially where access to resources is dependent on a peer review process, especially if this is tied up with the funding process.

"I’m mostly interested in computational science and so this is the HPC end of the spectrum and I think access to the facilities is fairly straightforward actually, the problem comes down typically to the delay between having the idea and actually being able to carry out the idea because of the peer review process. [...] University facilities bought for example through SRIF, are available fairly readily, there are a few JISC clusters around that have the same sort of on demand approach but the facilities at the top end have quite a long delay in getting onto them. [...]I mean don’t get me wrong [...] what I am not advocating is a situation which is freedom for all to use these because quite frankly I think there does have to be fairly rigorous selection and if you look at some of the latest projects in the US they are talking about a very, very rigorous selection. [...]I think the selection is good and right and necessary, it’s just the time associated with it that’s the problem [...] I think you could ask any researcher about going through the peer review process [...]this is a particularly a statement for EPSRC because they do things differently in the other research councils, which have no less selection although perhaps rather more targeted communities. I think certainly the feedback we get is a sense of frustration with the EPSRC process" (service provider)


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Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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