|Failure to appoint RA||Severe (5)||Very Low (1)||5||Ensure appointment is well publicised internally and externally; identify appointable candidates in person (City has many graduates with relevant experience)|
|￼Failure to recruit participants||Bad (4)||￼Low (2)||8||Use established interaction laboratory user panel if required; give participants £15 compensation.|
|Data Loss||Bad (4)||Low (2)||8||Use Subversion server for continuous version control and backup on RAID server; Regular backup schedule to external storage.|
|Changing Software/Hardware Issue||Moderate (3)||High (4)||12||Ensure compliance with official APIs, avoid use of APIs under known threat of change or redundancy.|
|Server unavailability||Bad (4)￼||Low (2)||8|
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