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, all with enviable track records in ICT technology and software R&D. For more information, visit the founding organisations page.

Founding organisations


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.

Manchester School of Computer Science

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.

The Oxford e-Research Centre

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.

University of Southampton logo

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.


The Alan Turing Institute logo

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

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) logo

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

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.

BlueSky to BluePrint logo

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.

British Library logo

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

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.

code refinery logo

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.

Cyber Security Academy logo

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.

DAMPT logo

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.

The Daresbury Laboratory

The Daresbury Laboratory at STFC is renowned for its research in fields such as physics, engineering and computational science.


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

eLife logo

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.

The Francis Crick Institute logo

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

Mathworks logo

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.

microsoft logo

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.

escience center logo

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

The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory logo

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

Sage Publications logo

SAGE Publications Ltd 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. 

SCGI logo

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 catalog of gateways, student programs as well as community events such as conferences with publication opportunities.

RSE society logo

The Society of Research Software Engineering works towards creating a community and raise 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. 

Software Heritage logo

Software Heritage work towards collecting and preserving software in source code form.

SCD logo

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

TrustedCI logo

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. 

URSSI logo

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. 


American Geophysical Union logo

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

Cathie Marsh Institute logo

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. 


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


Bristol's Centre for Computational Chemistry covers a wide range of aspects of computational chemistry.


CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives) 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.


The CRFE provides state-of-the-art facilities for investigators undertaking Clinical Research.


The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructureaims to improve security for NSF science and engineering projects.

Diamond Light Source 

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

Durham University logo

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


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

ESIP logo

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.

European Bioinformatics Institute

The European Bioinformatics Institute provides computational biology and  training.

HDRUK logo

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. 

Heriot Watt logo

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

Imperial College

Imperial College has an international reputation for teaching and research.

Met office logo

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.

N8 CIR logo

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.

Open University logo

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.

The Roslin Institute 

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

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

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


The Software Engineering Support Centre (SESC) promotes software engineering in the UK research community.

The Hartree Centre

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


Synthsys' mission is to deliver world-leading research to understand and re-design biochemical systems.

The Earlham Institute

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

Ubiquity Press 

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


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

UK Reproducibility Network logo

 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.

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.

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. 

University of Leeds logo

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.  

University of Nottingham logo

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.


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

St Andrews

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

Previous partners and collaborators


Curtis+Cartwright helps the public sector make best use of technology.

Digital Social Research 

The Digital Social Research strategy is to develop the use and impact of digital technologies across the social sciences


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


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

New York University (NYU)

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


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

Sustainable Software for Audio and Music Research

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

The Claremont Colleges

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

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change

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

The University of California, Berkeley

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

Washington University

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

The Western General 

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