About Us

Collaborative Research comprising the Collaborative Research Foundation and the Collaborative Research Institute are all not-for-profit organisations. Collaborative Research exists to promote progress in computing and is privately funded. We are grateful to collaborators who contribute knowledge to the Collaborative Research Foundation and the Collaborative Research Institute.

Recent outage at our Datacentre. Cause: a false positive invoking our automatic 'Wildfire' procedures

We had an unplanned outage at our primary datacentre on 24th August (specifically 21:00 Thursday night). This was due to more sensitive appliances that were installed on Thursday that trigged during the night with a false positive invoking our automatic 'Wildfire' procedures.

Useful though as we decided Friday morning to take advantage of the outage to perform the kind of maintenance you can only do when your servers are off the Internet. All back operational at midday 26th August.
Apologies to anyone inconvenienced.

Collaborative Research Avian Programme

A new Drupal site for the Collaborative Research Avian Programme will be active at the end of April 2017. The programme has a number of programming projects where there may be interest in collaborations for data science aspects and geoscience aspects.

Normal Non-Disclosure CRF/CRI requirements will be waived for the Avian Programme.

Collaborative Intelligence at the CRF/CRI

At the end of Q1 2017 a new division of Collaborative Research was created. Collaborative Intelligence was set up as new Internet domains of collaborativeintelligence.uk and collaborativeintelligence.eu in Q1 2017. The EU sub-division was set up in Madeira at the end Quarter review. This was followed by the UK sub-division soon after.

WHY THE NEW DIVISION?

The creation of these new divisions was a consequence of CRF/CRI research and testing from 2015 through 2017 with our narrow AI systems.

Collaborative Research Institute

The Collaborative Research Institute (CRI) is a private organisation with private IT facilities for technology research and development. The Institute is a not-for-profit organisation.

The Collaborative Research Institute (CRI) maintains private knowledgebases based on research that are used by stream leads to guide our programmes.

The Collaborative Research Institute exists to promote progress in computing and is privately funded. We are grateful to collaborators who contribute knowledge to the Collaborative Research Institute.

Collaborative Research AeroSpace

Collaborative Research AeroSpace is an operational research stream established in 2015. The stream utilises the CRF/CRI compute facilities and robotics.

Any CRF/CRI programmes involving AeroSpace, analytics and robotics should contact Lucienne Crown at the Institute (lucienne.crown@crinstitute.org.uk) for details of how to integrate into the stream.

Collaborative Research Geoscience

Collaborative Research Geoscience is an operational research stream established in 2015. The stream utilises the CRF/CRI compute facilities and robotics.

External stream home is www.collaborativedatascience.org.uk.

Any CRF/CRI programmes using GIS, analytics and robotics should contact inga.crown@crinstitute.org.uk for details of how to integrate into the stream.

LabNet

Collaborative Research has an outreach system called LabNet (www.labnet.org.uk) that is used to provide a day to day working environment for programme collaboration.

The CRF Virtual Research Centre (VRC) has a focus on on computer research in the commercial technology sector.

The CRF Open Research Center (ORC) has a focus on computer research in the Open Source world .

The CRF Technology Research Centre (TRC) has a focus on computer research for the Financial Services Industry.

Collaborative Research programmes - downtime of services

Collaborative Research sometimes has downtime for internet based Research, Development and Laboratory services.

There are always reasons for this including:

1) SMART UPDATES to technology, for example software patching, requiring a small period of service interruption. This can affect a small part or all of the Collaborative Research facilities in the UK centres, or worldwide.

CRIT3

The Collaborative Research Information Technology Think Tank (known internally as CRIT3) is a group of experienced IT professionals who advise on technology futures and event horizon probabilities.

Knowledge from the CRF and CRI is used to extrapolate futures as forward looking statements. We must ask you to note this caution regarding any Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain perspectives communicated by the CRIT3 group, including future expectations, beliefs, goals or prospects, and any statements that are not statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements.

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