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The results from the 2018 RSE international survey are available to consultation. This year we had a total of 985 participants from 32 different countries.

By Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, University of Oxford. Supported by the UK Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship, I attended the fourth Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting of the W3C Dataset eXchange Working Group (DXWG) in Lyon, France, at the end of October 2018. Here, I report on how W3C WGs work and the specific outputs we’ve been producing at DXWG.
By Danielle Robinson, Code for Science & Society, with an introduction by Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute. As we reported in 2014, 7 out of 10 UK researchers said that it's impossible to conduct research without software. Some of those software can be categorised as open source data tools—defined as open source projects that facilitate any part of researchers data workflow, including data collection, analysis, visualisation, sharing, reuse, publication, and/or collaborative data projects. Code for Science & Society (CS&S) are working on a research project with the goal of identifying systemic challenges to the sustainability of data driven tooling in science and scholarship—and they want your input.

News

We are very pleased to announce Marta Teperek from TU Delft in Netherlands as one of the keynote speakers at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019. Her talk “Better data (and code!) Help!...” will address issues around data management in research.
The Software Sustainability Institute would like to thank Gigantum for becoming Gold sponsors of Collaborations Workshop 2019. The workshop will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough. Have a look at the agenda for the event.

We are very pleased to announce Lex Nederbragt, Head of Education and Training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Oslo, as one of the keynote speakers at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019. In his talk “Learning from the Carpentries”, Lex will reflect on how involvement with The Carpentries can shape one's thinking about teaching, learning, community and science.

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