Learn with the Software Sustainability Institute
Who are we?
Since 2010, we have focussed our efforts on cultivating better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research. We are a partnership of four UK universities: Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton, and Oxford. The SSI is currently funded by the seven councils of the UKRI.
Our key successes
Since 2010, the SSI has played a vital role in improving research culture, revolutionising access to software training and working with our collaborators to develop policies that better recognise and support software in research.
We fund researchers, research software engineers, and industry staff who want to improve software practices in their areas.
Our guides provide detailed advice on everything from better development practices to how to build a community for your software.
8,000+ researchers trained
We created and now maintain a scalable and sustainable national training environment by developing new courses, organising workshops, and bringing in and training new instructors.
260+ successful collaborations
We provide consultancy and guidance to both software experts and beginners in 30+ countries.
We've brought together guides that will help you learn more about best practices and publications that assess the state of research software in the UK and worldwide.
We run yearly Fellowship and Mentorship Programmes to suit different skill levels and audiences. The Research Software Healthchecks are available to projects looking to improve the sustainability of their software.
I understood very quickly that the service was here to help, not to judge me. I would recommend that people just apply [to the Research Software Healthchecks] no matter the current status of their code.