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Ben Catt (Open Research Librarian) and Killian Murphy (Research Software Engineer) talk in about the Open Research at York events and community-led initiatives which aim to support and advocate for best practice in open research across the University.

This post provides a summary of discussions and takeaways from the Community Sustainability session that Serah Rono and Toby Hodges facilitated at the March 2021 SORSE workshop.
The Software Sustainability Institute’s (SSI) Research Software Camp on research accessibility took place from 21 February to 5 March 2021. In this post, we will share how we used relevant sections of the SSI Event Organisation Guide to plan, organise, and deliver the Camp.

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The Software Sustainability Institute website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday 3 April between 10:00 and 12:00 BST.
ELIXIR-UK recently announced a new FAIR Data Stewardship Training funded by UKRI.  As part of this project, ELIXIR UK is looking to recruit two Data Steward Content Creator and Trainer roles and a Training Fellowship Coordinator. The two Data Steward Content Creators will be responsible for creating training resources for a diverse audience of researchers in the Life and Bioscience domains. These roles will train in research data management and lead the training of a cohort of UK Data Stewards embedded in UK research institutes and universities.

Registration is open for a Workshop on Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) for Research Software, running from 27 - 29 April. The workshop aims to help developers lose their reluctance to invest time creating a GUI for their research software.

Events

"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