The Software Sustainability Institute

Blog

There are still many academic disciplines that are on the periphery of activities related to open and sustainable research. Archaeology is making some steps in this direction but there is still a long way to go. As part of her SSI Fellowship, Emma Karoune is tackling this skills gap by organising Open Science Skills Workshops.

The SSI Software team, led by Steve Crouch, recently collaborated with the Ersilia project to help them improve their software. We interviewed Ersilia’s co-founder and CSO, Miquel Duran-Frigiola, about his experience using the online sustainability evaluation service as part of the Research Software Healthcheck service, and how the review of Ersilia’s software has influenced their plans and strategy to engage with their community.
Selina Aragon, SSI Communications Lead, summarises the highlights from our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet.

News

Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) will take place online from Monday 4 - Thursday 7 April 2022 and the call for submissions for participant-led mini-workshops and social activities is open! The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT on 4 February, and we will notify applicants of the outcomes by 18 February.
The list recognises individuals, organisations and foundations that are mobilising, researching, innovating and funding the path to a brighter future for the world.

We are updating our website on Thursday 16th December and it will be at risk from 12-5pm GMT.

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) will take place online from Monday, 4 April to Thursday, 7 April 2022. 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 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