National Crystallography Service (NCS)

The NCS is a national centre that provides crystallography expertise to researchers across the UK. In our first phase of work with the NCS, we helped them to extend and improve their workflow management software.

As part of this work we rigorously tested the feasibility of integration with Arkivum, the University’s prospective research data archiving service. We worked alongside with the Library and iSolutions, ensuring that the work aligned with University’s research data management strategy.

The second phase of our work with the NCS has been the development of a new sample and experiment management system.  This system, known as Portal2, is designed to be modular and easy to maintain or extend, while keeping consistency with the existing system where appropriate.  It will replace the existing sample management portal in the near future.