The Software Sustainability Institute's annual Collaborations Workshop brings together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seed of interdisciplinary collaborations.
The Collaborations Workshop 2013 is now successfully completed. It was held at Merton College at the University of Oxford on 21-22 March 2013. Please see this news item for more details.
Outcomes and downloads
Apart from the exchange of information and the new contacts made by the delegates, the following list covers the main outcomes from the Collaborations Workshop 2013.
As Collaborations Workshop pages are superseded, they are added to the archive page. If you're looking for archived information, visit the archive page.
Original CW13 page
The information shown on the original Collaborations Workshop 2013 page is shown below.
Venue and date
The 2013 workshop will be held at Merton College at the University of Oxford on 21-22 March 2013.
We'll announce all Collaborations Workshop related news on Twitter with the hashtag #collabw13.
Why you should attend
The workshop enables researchers to connect with software developers who have the skills to implement their research ideas and to understand the approaches taken by different researchers and see how this might be applicable to their own work.
Participation by software developers allows them to better understand real user needs and appreciate the
similarity and differences in the computational needs of different disciplines.
Investigators and managers gain a more up to date understanding of themes in collaborative research and how best to bring together researchers and developers for better project outcomes.
Funders gain an understanding of the thriving and moving target of interdisciplinary research and why and how it should be best funded.
Publishers can gain an insight about the direction of reproducible science, which is a popular topic at the Collaborations Workshop, and can better understand grassroots level thinking about future trends in publication.
If any of the stated benefits is of interest to you, then you should attend also, even if you don't fall into one of the categories above.
For me information please read these Collaboration Workshop attendee quotes.
The CW13 agenda is available.
Who's attending page and what people hope to learn by attending the workshop.
You shape the agenda
The workshop contains a series of discussion sessions. As a delegate, you can nominate topics for discussion: anything from a problem specific to your research, to an issue that affects the entire research community.
A list of suggested breakout topics for discussion at the workshop is under development.
If you have any suggestions for topics please contact us and we will add them.
Please note that there are two reserved discussions session topics chosen by the sponsors, there will be time and space set aside for those discussions to happen which you are free to attend, if you wish.
Digital Social Research (DSR) is a gold sponsor of CW13. DSR maximises the uptake, use and impact of new digital technologies across the social science community.
IT as a Utility (ITaaU) is a silver sponsor of CW13. The ITaaU Network promotes and enhances the community interested in the on demand use of Information Technology (hardware, tools and services) with a specific focus on the Digital Economy programme of activities.
The Collaborations Workshop is organised by the Software Sustainability Institute with the help and support of a number of partners. If you have any questions, please ask our Events Team.
Previous Collaborations Workshops
Image of Merton College Oxford courtesy of Flickr user londonmatt