The Software Sustainability Institute

Blog

Selina Aragon, SSI Communications Lead, summarises the highlights from our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet.

How can we help researchers to work in a reproducible way? This blog post documents a workshop held for researchers in Durham University’s Archaeology Department, which aimed to help them make steps towards using software sustainably and working reproducibly.
We’ve been running a Learning to Code mentorship programme as part of our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet, focussing on the uses of spreadsheets in research and the next steps into further use of software. We spoke to four participants in the programme about their experiences of learning to code in a podcast episode hosted by Code for Thought.

News

Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) will take place online from Monday 4 - Thursday 7 April 2022 and registration is now open.
Do you develop software for academic research as part of your work? Take part in the international Research Software Engineer (RSE) survey and help us understand the RSE community and how best to support it.

The UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science has been unanimously adopted by its member states in November 2021. The Recommendation includes the recognition of the role of software, source code and software infrastructure as key parts of Open Science.

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 were already following a lot of best practice and it was very good to get this confirmation. We're not computer scientists and don't come from a software development background - we're all scientific programmers - so it was good to get some confirmation that what we do is on the right track"

- Andreas Hegar, CGAT