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Choosing the right software for use in a research software project can be challenging. How do we know which software is both fit for purpose and provides a sound basis for our project for the foreseeable future? And, how do we make such a choice given that the time and effort to explore what could be myriad alternatives may be limited?

Welcome to this month's SSI Fellows Newsletter which shares activities and opportunities taking place within the SSI Fellows' community.
Yo Yehudi, Kaitlin Stack Whitney and Malvika Sharan describe how to structure online group calls for successful, multimodal collaboration among people who communicate in different ways.

News

One of the many opportunities to start a new collaboration during the Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) is through the mini-workshops and demo sessions. This year we’ll have ten 30-minute sessions related to the themes of CW21: FAIR Research Software, Diversity & Inclusion, and Software Sustainability.
RIOT Science Club are hosting a conference on Open Research: A Vision for the Future on 2 March from 12.20 to 17.10 GMT. It's free to attend and open to all.

The Software Sustainability Institute website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Monday 1 March between 07:30 and 09:30 GMT.

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) takes place from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April 2021 online. 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.

"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