At the beginning of the year we announced the exciting news that the University of Dundee had been successful in securing a SafePod. At the end of November the SafePod arrived and was installed on the top floor of the Main Library.
Earlier in the year a location on the top floor of Main Library was selected as a quiet space for researchers to use the SafePod and work began to prepare the area for arrival. A team at Dundee included colleagues from Estates and Campus Services, IT and the Library and Learning Centre Culture and Information who worked to add services and prepare the area ahead of the November arrival of the SafePod.
In the days leading up to install, the surrounding desks were moved temporarily to create an installation area for the team arriving with the SafePod.
SafePod arrives in Dundee
At the beginning of installation, a team arrived with the SafePod panels and work began to unload the vans and transport the SafePod components and tools to the top floor of the library.
Once everything was unpacked and moved to the top floor, the build began and quickly started to take shape. By the end of day one, the structure of the SafePod was in place and ready for services to be added on day two.
We are progressing with the final preparation ahead of making the SafePod available for booking. Our team are busy studying to become SafePod Coordinators and once complete will be there to manage the Dundee SafePod in line with SafePod Network (SPN) procedures, facilitate bookings and advise researchers on safe access to data in the space.
We look forward to announcing the opening of the SafePod early 2022. Meantime, if you would like more information on the SafePod at Dundee email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SPN is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and run by the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research. Both are part of the ADR UK programme. For more information about SafePod and the SPN visit the SafePod Network website. SafePod is a registered trademark of the University of St Andrews.