Newsletter – October 2020

Time to renew your CLIMB-BIG-DATA licence

CLIMB-BIG-DATA Primary User licence is due for renewal at the end of this month (October 2020). If you haven’t done it yet, there’s still time to renew your licence using this form:

If you no longer want a licence, please de-register using this form: If you de-register now, you will still be able to apply for a new licence anytime in the future.

CLIMB-BIG-DATA first online workshop

On 5-6 October, twenty microbiologists participated in the first CLIMB-BIG-DATA online training. Participants came from the University of Surrey, the University of Bath, the Queen’s University Belfast and the Imperial College.

The detailed programme is available at this link.

The first session, Linux Command Line, is available here:

The team is growing

This month we introduce Andy Smith to you: Andy is a Research Software Engineer and works as a consultant to develop a new user interface for CLIMB-BIG-DATA. Andy is working behind the scene to provide you with a completely new experience on Bryn. We’ll keep you posted about it!

Maintenance in Warwick

We will be undertaking maintenance works in Warwick tomorrow. We aren’t expecting service disruptions, but should you experience any issue, please post about it on our community forum (

Advance notice: expected downtime in Swansea

We need to undertake maintenance works in Swansea: we will get in touch with the Swansea users as soon as we have a start date. In the meanwhile, please remember to backup all your data.

See you next month!