Acknowledging the Manchester Urban Observatory – boilerplate text

  1. To acknowledge use of equipment please insert the following text into in any resulting outputs (papers, chapters, reports etc.):

    “This work was supported by the UKCRIC Manchester Urban Observatory (University of Manchester) (grant number: EP/P016782/1).”

  2. To use the Manchester Urban Observatory in research funding applications please adapt the following text as required:

    “This work will be supported by the Manchester Urban Observatory based at the University of Manchester, which forms part of the UK Collaboratorium for Infrastructure and Cities. The Manchester Urban Observatory is a £1m funded real world infrastructure laboratory (grant number: EP/P016782/1), which comprises mobile environmental and health sensors, a real time open data platform and a living lab partnership. The Manchester Urban Observatory forms part of a network of interlinked urban infrastructure ‘observatories’, at sites across the UK, for the digital capture, mapping, sensing, monitoring, and testing of real urban infrastructure systems over the long term. It enables the investigation of complex interrelations and interactions of real systems with the environment, people and society. Deploying sensors across a variety of urban sites enables the digital capture, mapping, monitoring and testing of real cities and infrastructure at a variety of scales, over time. The proposed research will use [insert details] equipment from the Manchester Urban Observatory / Urban Observatory network, worth [insert value of saved investment]. It will also use the Manchester-I data platform to host and expose research data to a broad set of researchers and end-users in the urban field. Partnering with the Manchester Urban Observatory offers significant value for money in the context of this funding application.”

  3. Unless explicitly stated, interpretation and use of data originating from the Manchester Urban Observatory are not the responsibility of the Manchester Urban Observatory team or associated third parties and the views expressed as a result of these interpretations are those of the presenter. To acknowledge use of data please insert the following text into in any resulting outputs (papers, chapters, reports etc.): “This work was supported by the UKCRIC Manchester Urban Observatory (University of Manchester) (grant number: EP/P016782/1)."