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Demonising researchers who publish their code discourages openness, say Neil Chue Hong and Simo

Datasets are often restricted for valid reasons such as patient confidentiality in health research. However, this can pose problems for the reproducibility and scrutiny of the research. Synthetic datasets can be used to overcome some of the problems that arise from working with restricted data, and more researchers need to be brave enough to start using them.

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A report looks at the career paths and prospects of people working in academic data science in the US.
"The duty to document does not cease in a crisis, it becomes more essential."

Dr Rachael Ainsworth, the Institute’s Research Software Community Manager, has been named a Rising Star in the 2

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) takes place from Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April 2020 online. 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.

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.

"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