Policy

Short description: 
A description of the procedure for Self-Administering a system in Theoretical Physics

If you wish to administer a desktop in Theoretical Physics yourself you will first need to contact IT Support to discuss the procedure for self-administration of the system. When a system is to be self-administered it will be reloaded with the desired operating system and IT Support will register the system on the correct part of the network for you. Because we need to ensure the security of the network and reliability of services offered to other staff and students there are a number of other requirements that must also be met:

Categories: Policy | Theory

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A description of the conditions for self management of a Desktop system in Astrophysics

Astrophysics Desktop systems will be managed by IT support staff wherever possible but in a few cases permission may be given for a user to manage their own system where a real technical need has been demonstrated. To ensure the security of the departmental network and reliability of services offered to other staff and students, it is essential that any such system be reconfigured.

Categories: Astrophysics | Policy

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A definition of what we will aim to provide to the department as 'central' IT support.

This document (Service Level Description (SLD) for Physics IT Support in PDF format)is an attempt to define the services provided to the department by 'central' IT support. It has been circulated to the department for comment and approved by the departmental Computing Committee. The main contents of this document are duplicated below.

Categories: Computing | Policy | Strategy

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Windows Security and the Physics Network Policy statement for the department

Policy statement, May 2004

The need to keep systems up to date with patches and anti-virus measures has become increasingly obvious. Recent experience has also shown that time is of the essence when dealing with new patches and failure to apply them leaves the whole network exposed to unacceptable risks. The question of how to ensure we address this issue in an efficient manner has been discussed at the Standing Committee for Physics Computing and the recommendations approved by the Physics Management Committee.

Categories: Computing | Network | Policy | Security | Strategy

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Covering the departmental rules and policies for computing and what would be considered as computer misuse.

Computer Misuse

All use of the computing and network facilities in the Department of Physics, as well as all other computing and network facilities throughout the University of Oxford and associated Colleges, is subject to certain rules. These rules concern what is considered unacceptable behaviour and misuse, as well as what may infringe licence terms or may be otherwise illegal. Note that all use is permitted for bona fide purposes only, and is subject to proper authorisation.

Categories: Computing | Policy | Strategy

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List of Computing Committee members who are responsible for developing the IT strategy for the department.

The IT strategy for the department is developed and overseen by the Computing Committee (formerly SCPC).

The current membership of the Computing Committee is:

Categories: Computing | Policy | Strategy

Short description: 
Physics Department IT Policies and Strategy statement also with details of the Computing Committee membership

Physics Department IT Policies and Strategy

Computing Committee membership

The IT strategy for the department is developed and overseen by the Computing Committee (formerly SCPC).

Categories: Computing | Policy | Strategy

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Rules when using Theoretical Physics systems

Rules when using Theoretical Physics systems

Use of the Theory Apple desktop system is subject to the following rules:

Categories: Policy | Theory

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Etiquette for computer use and running jobs in Theoretical Physics

Generally, people's desktop systems are theirs to do with as they please, when it comes to using RAM and CPU cycles and scratch disk space. There are some caveats, however, and these are:

Categories: Policy | Theory

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How pages on this website should be written, in terms of tense and voice

The new Physics website will look and feel different. It is intended that it will be:

  • Exciting
  • Engaging
  • Easy to use
  • Clear
  • Impressive
  • Comprehensive

The goal being to deliver:

Categories: Policy | Web