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Research Software Camp: Research Accessibility

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Selina Aragon

Selina Aragon

Associate Director of Operations

Events details



 22 February 2021

Research Software Camp: Research Accessibility

We presented our inaugural Research Software Camp on research accessibility in February/March 2021.

The Camp focussed on different aspects of research accessibility, ranging from making tools, techniques, datasets, software and protocols used in research, reproducible, open and sustainable, to exploring formats and tools to facilitate and improve accessibility for the disabled.

The aim was to bring together people working with research and research software from any career stage and research area to explore and discuss the state of research culture and encourage better practices around research accessibility.

Further Information

Below, you can find further information with links on a variety of shared resources and live sessions that were run. 

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. Please make sure you have read and understood our Code of Conduct before signing up to our events.

Guides and blog posts that were published as part of the Research Software Camp:

Blog posts


The Research Software Camp is completely free, but please register so we have an idea on numbers. You will get links to all sessions a few days before they start.

Chris Hartgerink’s keynote talk (pre-recorded) & live Q&A

Chris Hartgerink, from Liberate Science, delivered a pre-recorded keynote talk on the "Social Model of Inaccessibility." This was followed by a live Q&A session with Chris as part of the Research Software Camp.

The live Q&A session took place on 24 February via Zoom, and allowed participants to ask questions and start conversations around his talk.

Chris Hartgerink's keynote talk abstract.

Workshop: Sustainable Software Development for Researchers

This workshop was run by Carina Haupt, Head of Group Software at the German Aerospace Centre. It consisted of two sessions on Thursday 25 February and Friday 26 February.

In this workshop, participants learned about the basic steps to prepare code for sharing with others and make it ready for citation in a research paper.

Workshop: Boost your research reproducibility with Binder

The workshop was run by The Turing Way on Wednesday 3rd March.

During this free workshop, we discussed reproducible computing environments and why they're important, showed examples of others’ projects in and helped participants learn how to prepare a binder-ready project. By the end of the workshop participants could take some of their own content (in a R or Jupyter Notebook, or scripts that can be run in the terminal) and prepare it so that it can be used by others on

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By participating at this conference, participants accept to abide by both the Software Sustainability Institute's Code of Conduct, and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form or behaviour to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct.

Read the Code of Conduct

The SSI runs free online Research Software Camps twice a year over the course of two weeks. Each Camp focusses on introducing and exploring a topic around research software, thus starting discussions among various research communities.

Sign up to receive updates about future Camps.

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