Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Software Sustainability in Practice at the University of York

Latest version published on 8 April, 2021.

Ben Catt (Open Research Librarian) and Killian Murphy (Research Software Engineer) talk in about the Open Research at York events and community-led initiatives which aim to support and advocate for best practice in open research across the University.

Pondering on the Question of Community Sustainability

Latest version published on 7 April, 2021.

This post provides a summary of discussions and takeaways from the Community Sustainability session that Serah Rono and Toby Hodges facilitated at the March 2021 SORSE workshop.

Using the SSI Event Organisation Guide to plan the first Research Software Camp

Latest version published on 25 March, 2021.

The Software Sustainability Institute’s (SSI) Research Software Camp on research accessibility took place from 21 February to 5 March 2021. In this post, we will share how we used relevant sections of the SSI Event Organisation Guide to plan, organise, and deliver the Camp.

Can we improve the sustainability and reusability of academic surveys?

Latest version published on 9 March, 2021.

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?

Highlights from week two of our Research Software Camp on research accessibility

Latest version published on 5 March, 2021.

It’s the end of the second and final week of our inaugural Research Software Camp, which has focussed on different aspects of research accessibility. Read some of the highlights from week two.

Using prototyping to select software for a research software project

Latest version published on 3 March, 2021.

Choosing the right software for use in a research software project can be challenging. How do we know which software is both fit for purpose and provides a sound basis for our project for the foreseeable future? And, how do we make such a choice given that the time and effort to explore what could be myriad alternatives may be limited?

Fellows newsletter: March 2021

Latest version published on 2 March, 2021.

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

How to enhance the inclusivity and accessibility of your online calls

Latest version published on 3 March, 2021.

Yo Yehudi, Kaitlin Stack Whitney and Malvika Sharan describe how to structure online group calls for successful, multimodal collaboration among people who communicate in different ways.

Highlights from week one of our Research Software Camp on research accessibility

Latest version published on 4 March, 2021.

It’s the end of the first week of our inaugural Research Software Camp which is focussed on different aspects of research accessibility. We’ve been exploring the topic through a mixture of live sessions, guides on our website and discussions on social media. Here are some of the highlights from week one.

Resources to help make your research accessible

Latest version published on 3 March, 2021.

As part of the inaugural SSI Research Software Camp on research accessibility, we’ve gathered some useful resources. Research accessibility is a broad topic and this list gives a taster of the different areas.