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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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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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