The BioSS IT group consists of the IT Manager, two programming and support staff and occasionally contractors We provide support for around 30 staff, students and vistors in Edinburgh; a further 20 staff & students at other sites and assist external collaborators who access BioSS IT services.
In addition we provide direct support (software development and custom IT infrastructure) to projects that require it.
David is responsible for liason with the end-user community to establish long-term goals for IT in BioSS; also efficient utilisation of the IT team and budget to realise these goals. In addition David participates in several other strands of work within BioSS:
Configuration and maintenance of Linux and Windows machines comprising the BioSS IT system. Oversees end user support for these services.
Maintenance and development of web-based and desktop software applications to disseminate BioSS-developed algorithms to end users
Identify and satisfy the training needs of the wider user community, both by in-house provision and external courses.