Accessibility statement


Posted on 10 March 2021

James Chong and Emma Rand from the University of York lead the Cloud-SPAN project, in collaboration with Neil Chue Hong, SSI Director.

The project will make use of collaborations with major cloud compute providers (Amazon Web Services and Google) to train environmental biotechnology researchers, and the research software engineers that support them, to run specialised analyses on cloud-based high-performance computing infrastructure. Cloud-SPAN will develop highly accessible resources which integrate with existing Carpentries courses and offer Diversity Scholarships to cover travel and/or childcare to enable members of underrepresented groups to participate in online or in-person training.

James and Emma said, "We are delighted to bring together research excellence in environmental 'omics and pedagogical expertise in data science with the Software Sustainability Institute's leading role in creating sustainable research software to develop Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) resources that serve the needs of a diverse scientific community."

Environmental biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that plays a critical role in meeting global challenges such as Net Zero, climate change, waste management and increased demand and attracts researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Social Sciences, Management, Physics and Chemistry.

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