Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Top 10 podcasts on software and open research

Latest version published on 27 November, 2020.

As part of our 10 year anniversary series, SSI Fellows Patricia Herterich and Sarah Gibson highlight 10 podcasts that cover software and open research related issues that you might want to add to your playlists.

CarpentryCon@Home: Challenges and Opportunities in transitioning meetings online

Latest version published on 26 November, 2020.

In moving to online platforms, conference organisers can no longer default to traditional in-person practices, which can exclude participants who may already feel marginalised in their communities. Rather, organisers can proactively work to innovate inclusive conference practices.

Open Life Science: where we want to go

Latest version published on 19 November, 2020.

Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan and Bérénice Batut discuss where they want to take Open Life Science in the future.

REF 2021 Software Output Guidance

Latest version published on 18 November, 2020.

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.

Open Life Science: How far we've come

Latest version published on 18 November, 2020.

By Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan and Bérénice Batut. This is the second part of three parts of the Open Life Science project and community report.

Open Life Science: where we are

Latest version published on 18 November, 2020.

Around June 2019, Open Life Science (OLS) was originally dreamed up. Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan and Bérénice Batut provide an overview of where they are in the project.

Fellows newsletter: November 2020

Latest version published on 2 November, 2020.

This month's SSI Fellows Newsletter which shares activities and opportunities taking place within the Fellows' community.

The rebranding process

Latest version published on 21 October, 2020.

Institute Fellow Laura James writes about the reasons for and process of rebranding the Festival of Maintenance.

Opportunity to learn ally skills to make your workplace more inclusive

Latest version published on 19 October, 2020.

Being an ally is a learned skill that everyone can practise by self-education and structured training. An Ally Skills Workshop allows its participants to understand various concepts, explore social scenarios and practise simple everyday techniques they can use to make their workplace and communities more inclusive. 

Key skills to know before mentoring

Latest version published on 9 October, 2020.

Open Life Science mentors share key takeaways and drivers from a recent mentoring and coaching workshop.