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Choosing the right software for use in a research software project can be challenging. How do we know which software is both fit for purpose and provides a sound basis for our project for the foreseeable future? And, how do we make such a choice given that the time and effort to explore what could be myriad alternatives may be limited?

Welcome to this month's SSI Fellows Newsletter which shares activities and opportunities taking place within the SSI Fellows' community.
Yo Yehudi, Kaitlin Stack Whitney and Malvika Sharan describe how to structure online group calls for successful, multimodal collaboration among people who communicate in different ways.

News

One of the many opportunities to start a new collaboration during the Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) is through the mini-workshops and demo sessions. This year we’ll have ten 30-minute sessions related to the themes of CW21: FAIR Research Software, Diversity & Inclusion, and Software Sustainability.
RIOT Science Club are hosting a conference on Open Research: A Vision for the Future on 2 March from 12.20 to 17.10 GMT. It's free to attend and open to all.

The Software Sustainability Institute website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Monday 1 March between 07:30 and 09:30 GMT.

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) takes place from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April 2021 online. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

"We were already following a lot of best practice and it was very good to get this confirmation. We're not computer scientists and don't come from a software development background - we're all scientific programmers - so it was good to get some confirmation that what we do is on the right track"

- Andreas Hegar, CGAT