The Software Sustainability Institute
By Louise Chisholm, Jeremy Cohen, Jonathan Cooper, and Simon Hettrick. Most people who are looking to forge a career in research software engineering will come across barriers that are the result of outdated university policies put in place before software was such a critical element of research.
Applications are now open for the SC19 Early Career program. The program provides a one-day series of special sessions for early-career researchers, educators, and technical professionals, on Monday November 18 2019 at SC19 in Denver, Colorado. This includes academic, industry, and laboratory postdocs and staff within the first five years of a permanent position. It aims to help participants secure a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced while navigating a successful research career.
"We are in a position to fundamentally reorganise the heart of the software. By doing so, this will enable us to maintain the software into the future and facilitate the process of adding new functionality to the software ... SSI can assist in having software usable by others not just for a few months or a year, but rather for a much longer software lifetime"
- Eric Rexstad, Distance