Simon Hettrick

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.
Demonising researchers who publish their code discourages openness, say Neil Chue Hong and Simon Hettrick.
By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director. How do you choose which categories are needed to represent all possible research outputs? That's the problem we're facing at the Hidden REF. Rather than solve it ourselves, we've handed the problem to the research community who have much more knowledge about the range of new categories we're going to need. In this post, I’m going to take a look at the suggestions people have made over the last couple of months. What do you think about these new categories?

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute

A version of this blog post was originally published on Research Professional News

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By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.

“The near-ubiquity of software [in research] means that it is not possible to disentangle the quality of the software from the quality of the research.

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute In the weeks running up to the RSE Conference, some colleagues and I will be providing our thoughts on the questions people have submitted for our panel discussion with senior university management about how RSEs are being supported within academia.
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