The Software Sustainability Institute works with a number of partners to promote, improve and advise on software sustainability.

The Software Sustainability Institute was founded by four of the UK's leading research-led universities (Edinburgh, Southampton, Manchester and Oxford), all with enviable track records in ICT technology and software R&D.

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Collaborate, don't compete

When the SSI pioneered the field of software sustainability in 2010, it was a relatively small organisation with a remit that spanned the entire UK research community of around 210,000. We made a strategic decision to adopt a highly collaborative approach towards other organisations entering the space. This strategy, which we characterise with the motto collaborate, don’t compete is now a core tenet of the SSI, and a major factor behind our remarkable success.

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EPCC, University of Edinburgh

EPCC is the University of Edinburgh’s High-Performance and Novel Computing Centre. The University of Edinburgh's three main colleges provide major research and training in a range of disciplines. Visit the EPCC website

School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

The School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester is one of the largest and oldest in the UK. The University of Manchester has an excellent standard of multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Visit the School of Computer Science website

Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

The Oxford e-Research Centre enables the use and development of innovative computational and information technology. One of the world's great universities, The University of Oxford is a leading research centre covering many disciplines. Visit the Oxford e-Research Centre website

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

The Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) department provides world-leading education and research at the University of Southampton. Southampton is a leading institution in areas such as the internet and ocean exploration. Visit the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) website

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute, headquartered in the British Library, London, is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Visit The Alan Turing Institute website

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is a transformational initiative that enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data. Visit the ARDC website

Better Scientific Software (BSSw)

Better Scientific Software (BSSw) provides a central hub for the community to address pressing challenges in software productivity, quality, and sustainability. Visit the BSSw website

BlueSky to BluePrint

BlueSky to BluePrint helps leaders from libraries, publishers, museums and the cultural sector to identify, test and refine strategies to deliver programs, projects and services with real impact. Visit the BlueSky to BluePrint website

British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. Visit the British Library website

The Carpentries

The Carpentries teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry workshops are based on The Carpentries lessons. Visit the Carpentries

Code Refinery

Code Refinery works with students, researchers, Research Software Engineers from all disciplines and national e-infrastructure partners to advance FAIRness of Software management and development practices so that research groups can collaboratively develop, review, discuss, test, share and reuse their codes. Visit the Code Refinery website

Cyber Security Academy, University of Southampton

The Cyber Security Academy at the University of Southampton undertakes basic and applied cyber security research, providing core capabilities and leadership in support to University’s broader security activities. Visit the Cyber Security Academy website

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) is one of two Mathematics Departments at the University of Cambridge, alongside the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS). DAMPT and DPMMS constitute the Faculty of Mathematics and are responsible for the teaching of Mathematics and its applications within the Mathematical Tripos. Visit the DAMTP website

Sci-Tech Daresbury

Sci-Tech Daresbury is renowned for its research in fields such as physics, engineering and computational science. Visit the Sci-Tech Daresbury website


DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for HPC research in particle physics. Visit the DiRAC website

eLife Sciences

eLife Sciences is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. eLife publishes work of the highest scientific standards and importance in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. Visit the eLife Sciences website

The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Visit the Francis Crick Institute website


MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Visit the MathWorks website


Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play, and connect through great technology. Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Visit the Microsoft

Netherlands eScience Center

The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch expertise centre for research software. Visit the Netherlands eScience Center

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is engaged in areas ranging from the environment to healthcare, security and energy. Visit the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory website


Sage is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1000 journals and over 900 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Visit the SAGE website

Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI)

The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) is a comprehensive software institute funded by the US National Science Foundation whose goal is to provide services, resources, community support, and education for creating and sustaining science gateways, also known as web-based research platforms. We do this by offering consulting and development services, a catalogue of gateways, student programs as well and community events such as conferences with publication opportunities. Visit the SGCI website

Society of Research Software Engineering

The Society of Research Software Engineering works towards creating a community and raising awareness of the UK’s Research Software Engineers. It campaigns for the recognition and adoption of the RSE role within academia along with the need for appropriate reward and career opportunities for RSEs. Visit the Society of Research Software Engineering website

Software Heritage

Software Heritage works towards collecting and preserving software in source code form. Visit the Software Heritage website

STFC Scientific Computing Department (SCD)

STFC Scientific Computing Department (SCD) manages high performance computing facilities, services and infrastructure, supporting some of UK's most advanced scientific facilities. Visit the SCD website

Trusted CI

Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is comprised of cybersecurity experts who have spent decades working with science and engineering communities and have an established track record of usable, high-quality solutions suited to the needs of those communities. Visit the Trusted CI website

US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI)

The US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) works with scientists to understand how the research community can best work together to design and maintain better software with lower effort, so that they and others can continue to use it over long periods of time. Visit the URSSI website

American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Visit the American Geophysical Union website

Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)

The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) was launched in August 2014 and provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment. Visit the CMI website

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is one of the world's leading fusion research laboratories. Visit the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy website

Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) provides large-scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation. Visit the CESSDA website

Clinical Research Facility Edinburgh

The Clinical Research Facility Edinburgh (CRFE) provides state-of-the-art facilities for investigators undertaking Clinical Research. Visit the CRFE website

Diamond Light Source

Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Visit the Diamond Light Source website

Durham University

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting Visit the Durham University website


ELIXIR is a pan-European project providing infrastructure for life science research. Visit the ELIXIR website

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Created by NASA in 1998, the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a nonprofit, volunteer and community-driven organisation that advances the use of Earth science data through meetings and virtual collaborations around 30+ Earth science data related topics. Visit the ESIP website

European Bioinformatics Institute

The European Bioinformatics Institute provides computational biology and training. Visit the European Bioinformatics Institute website

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK)

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is uniting the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. HDR UK is an independent, non profit organisation supported by 10 funders and bring together 22 research institutes across the UK. Visit the HDR UK website

Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is known worldwide for the quality of its teaching and research. Visit the Heriot-Watt University website

Imperial College London

Imperial College London has an international reputation for teaching and research. Visit the Imperial College London website

Met Office

The Met Office is the UK’s National Meteorological Service and one of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Partner Organisations. As an expert Public Sector Research Establishment (PSRE), the Met Office provides critical services to the public, business and policymakers. We operate 24/7 and employ more than 1,700 at 60 locations throughout the world. Visit the Met Office website

N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR)

The N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR) focuses on the creation of a Centre of Excellence in CIR methods, skills and facilities to underpin the strategic research objectives of the N8 universities. Visit the N8 CIR website

The Open University

The Open University, established by Royal Charter on 23 April 1969, is the leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide. Visit the Open University website

Roslin Institute

The Roslin Institute is a major animal sciences research institute at Midlothian, and is part of the University of Edinburgh. Visit the Roslin Institute website

Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) plays host to veterinary science, clinical practice and biomedical research. Visit the RVC website

STFC Hartree Centre

The STFC Hartree Centre is your gateway to world-class supercomputing capabilities and complementary software skills. Visit the STFC Hartree Centre website

Earlham Institute

The Earlham Institute, previously known as The Genome Analysis Centre is a research institute focused on life science research and sustainable bioeconomies. Visit the Earlham Institute website

Ubiquity Press

Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of journals, enabling researchers to find and access information without barriers. Visit the Ubiquity Press website


One of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities, UCL is a true academic powerhouse. Visit the UCL website

UK Reproducibility Network

The UK Reproducibility Network is a peer-led consortium that aims to ensure the UK retains its place as a centre for world-leading research by investigating the factors that contribute to robust research, promoting training activities, disseminating best practice, and working with stakeholders to ensure coordination of efforts across the sector. Visit the UK Reproducibility Network website

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked in the world's top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2020. Visit the University of Bristol website

University of East London

The University of East London are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. Visit the University of East London website

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism. Visit the University of Leeds website

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham was founded on the vision and philanthropic spirit of Jesse Boot who, in 1928, donated the land that is now University Park. The vision of a university devoted to discovery, enterprise and the advancement of the human condition, combined with his lifelong commitment to improving health and wellbeing, remains intrinsic to the culture of the University today and will continue to underpin its future purpose. Visit the University of Nottingham website

University of Salford

The University of Salford engages in health, energy, media and the built environment, with strong links to industry. Visit the University of Salford website

University of St Andrews

Scotland's oldest university, the University of St Andrews has established itself as a leading centre for both research and teaching. Visit the University of St Andrews website

King's College London

King's College London is one of the world's leading research and teaching universities. Visit the King's College London website

National E-Infrastructure Service (NES)

The National E-Infrastructure Service (NES), formerly the National Grid Service, was an organisation for UK academics and researchers from 2004 through 2011. Visit the NES website

New York University (NYU)

Founded in 1831, New York University (NYU) is one of the world's foremost research universities. Visit the NYU website


Founded in 1766, Rutgers has grown to become one of the world's leading research universities. Visit the Rutgers website

Sustainable Software for Audio and Music Research

Sustainable Software for Audio and Music Research supports the audio and music research community. Visit the Sustainable Software for Audio and Music Research website

The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges are seven higher education institutions based in Claremont, California. Visit the Claremont Colleges website

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change brings together experts are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change. Visit the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change website

University of California, Berkeley

The flagship campus of the University of California, Berkeley is a wellspring of innovation, making key contributions to research. Visit the University of California, Berkeley website

Washington University

Washington University is one the world's leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty from across the globe. Visit the Washington University website

Western General

The Western General has great experience in developing new treatments and research methods. Visit the Western General website