The Software Sustainability Institute

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The main application for our Fellowship programme is a voiceover of a slide presentation screencast and reviewers will base the bulk of their decision on it during shortlisting. So, how can you make the best impression? Here are some tips.

We are pleased to announce that applications to the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme 2022 are now open! This round will also be a pilot for opening up the programme to international applicants. The deadline to apply is 31 October 2021.
What does a Research Software Engineer (RSE) who uses R do? How can we promote RSE career paths? How can we identify and highlight which funders are most research software friendly? How can we increase visibility of RSEs in the R community? Could we develop a podcast on ‘meet the R-engineers’ or collaborate with an existing R podcast? What should a book “Research Software Engineering with R” contain? How do we develop an RSE for R users community?

News

We're looking for RSE volunteers for our Research Software Camp in November 2021 to take part in code review clinics.
A consortium of 18 universities – members of the UK Reproducibility Network – has received significant funding to drive uptake of open research practices across the sector, furthering the UK’s position at the forefront of rigorous and reproducible research.

£14.5m awarded to transform online exploration of UK’s culture and heritage collections through harnessing innovative AI.

Events

Do you use spreadsheets to conduct your research? Do you prefer a specific tool or approach when using spreadsheets? The Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet will focus on the uses of spreadsheets in research and first steps into further use of software in research.

WoKaTs21 will take place in late October or early November 2021 (exact date to be decided). To register your interest, please fill in the expression of interest form.

"It adds development time, doing things right, but it's worth it. Our code is miles away from where it was. [The work has] really made a profound change to the way we do coding, even down to the way I write lines of code. We now understand the complexity involved in making things run smoothly – it's really been a very good learning experience"

- Prashant Valluri, TPLS