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The European Commission together with several partners has launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data. The platform, part of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, marks another milestone in the EU's efforts to support researchers in Europe and around the world in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Applications are now open for the URSSI winter school (a free 2.5-days workshop) on research software engineering skills from 17 to 19 December 2019 in Seattle, US. Deadline for applications is the 30th August 2019. 
Are you involved in the management or execution of funded projects whereby the research was dependent on bespoke software? You are invited to participate in the Impact of Management and Process on Research Software study (IMPARS) led by Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Sorrel Harriet. 
In preparation for its formal launch, the Society of Researching Software Engineering has launched a new website. There, you can find all the information about the Society and its mission, including how to join, links to RSE groups around the world, future and past events, and job vacancies.  
Session videos from CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CCMcr19) are now available on the Institute’s YouTube channel. In affiliation with The Carpentries, the Software Sustainability Institute organised the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25–27 June 2019. CCMcr19 was hosted at The Studio Manchester on 25 and 26 of June, and in the Kilburn Building at the School of Computer Science (University of Manchester) on 27 June.
The web server hosting the SSI website will be undergoing maintenance between 13:30 and 14:00 BST on Monday 29th July 2019. Please accept our apologies for any unavailability of the website during this time.
As part of the webinar series “Best practices for HPC software developers”, Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead at the Software Sustainability Institute, will be presenting the topic “Software management plans in research software.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 12:00 pm ET. 
As part of the Sage Ocean Speaker Series Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity at the University London, will talk about “Digital support for more creative science journalism”on 16 July 2019 in London.  At this talk, Neil will present and explore the features of the AI-powered tool INJECT, as well as a new project, QUEST (Quality and effectiveness in science and technology communication).
This glossary includes common abbreviations and acronyms used across the Software Sustainability Institute website.
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