Newsletter – December 2020

14-15 January: ARTICnetwork and CLIMB-BIG-DATA joint workshop on COVID-19 data analysis

Together with the ARTICnetwork, we will deliver a two-day workshop about COVID-19 data analysis on 14-15 January 2021.

There is still time to book your place: just click here and register your interest!

Scheduled upgrade: Swansea datacentre

While undertaking maintenance works in Swansea in the past few weeks, we decided to upgrade OpenStack in all our datacentres. We will start from Swansea, starting from 13th January 2021. All the VMs will be shelved on 13th of January and Swansea will remain inaccessible until 7th February. Please remember to back up your data.

Should you experience any issue after 7th February, please post on

Maintenance in Warwick: finished

We have undertaken maintenance works in Warwick two weeks ago. If you experience any issue with your VMs in Warwick, please send us a message through our community forum ( 

Share your success stories

If you have used CLIMB-BIG-DATA to generate successful research outputs, we would be delighted to share your great news on our website and social media. Please email our Project Manager ( or tag us on Twitter (@MRCClimb)  and we’ll celebrate your success on our channels.

Happy festive season everyone, and see you next month!