Firm Develops Web Spot for University Analysis

John Hill | NE Business | January 5, 2012

Inkspot has been collaborating with global open source solutions firm Red Hat to fine-tune how it can service academic and research organisations. It allows science and engineering companies to store and analyse data, run workflows and share their work with selected individuals, acting as a “scientific Facebook”. It can be used to help students to complete projects and share them with tutors, but is also useful for research both within departments and between universities nationally and internationally.

Roz Anderson, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, said: “The cloud technology will allow us to take a whole class of undergraduates’ results, not just an individual’s, and update them on the cloud platform, this then allows us to do a range of statistics that we can’t do with a single set of results, so it becomes an important teaching tool...