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September 4 and 5 marked the second instance of the eLife Innovation Sprint, a collaborative event where 60 researchers, developers, designers, technologists, publishers and others gather to develop open-source prototypes for open science and research communication.

In March 2019, a group of active members of the research software community in the Netherlands had a meeting with NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) to discuss the importance of research software in contemporary research and its relationship to research data, open science, and reproducibility in research (please see Making Research Software a First-Class Citizen in Research).
Andrew Stewart, senior lecturer in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester, looks at how his Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship has helped his work.

News

DynamX Medical, founded in 2015, is looking for a qualified data scientist to help refine its algorithms as it moves towards commercialisation.

What are your goals for 2020? Would £3000 help you achieve them? The Institute's Fellowship programme funds researchers, software engineers and advocates who want to improve computational practice in their areas of work. We have recently opened the call for applications to the Fellowship Programme 2020 until 29 October 2019.

R Forwards is the R Foundation's taskforce on women and other under-represented groups.  They will be running a free workshop on R package development on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at the University of York.

Events

In affiliation with The Carpentries, The Software Sustainability Institute is organising the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25th to 27th June 2019.

Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.
The Gateways Conference will take place from Tuesday through Thursday, 25th – 27th September 2018 at the University of Texas, Austin. Science gateways connect components of advanced cyber-infrastructure behind streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. Join gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways.

"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