What does Open Research mean for the future of the REF? The next REF could better recognise the diversity of roles contributing to research
James Cleaver, Gemma Derrick and Simon Hettrick take a look at the potential implications for research assessment, were more open research practices adopted and a wider range of research outputs recognised.
Do you develop software for academic research as part of your work? Take part in the international Research Software Engineer (RSE) survey and help us understand the RSE community and how best to support it.
The Hidden REF Awards last week marked the end of an 18 month journey to celebrate all research outputs and everyone involved in their creation.
A guide on planning and processing recordings of online sessions.
The hidden REF is challenging preconceptions about which roles are important in research. Ensure that hidden work and hidden roles get the recognition they deserve by submitting entries to the competition by 14 May.
Surveys are used in academia to collect data, investigate research questions, or to understand environments and drive policy. Can we improve their sustainability and reusability?
SSI Deputy Director Simon Hettrick reflects on the progress of Research Software Engineers as he steps down as a trustee of the Society of Research Software Engineering.
We have published 'Good Practice in Submitting Software Outputs for REF 2021'. This was developed in consultation with Research Excellence Framework (REF) sub-panel 11 and has been approved by all other panels, so it can be used by the whole research community.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, Deputy Director Simon Hettrick chooses 10 pivotal moments from the history of the Institute.
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Demonising researchers who publish their code discourages openness, say Neil Chue Hong and Simon Hettrick.