Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Geo+Code UK - Lessons from organizing sprints for a mixed audience

Latest version published on 29 May, 2023.

SSI fellow Leonardo Uieda shares his experience bringing together UK geoscientists who code for “Geo+Code”, a 1-day event in Liverpool.

The Festival of the Hidden REF: Bringing Non-Traditional Research Roles in from the Cold

Latest version published on 25 May, 2023.

The inaugural Festival of Hidden REF is coming to Bristol on Thursday 21 September 2023. This unique event will bring together policymakers, publishers, and people in non-traditional research roles to explore ways of improving the assessment of research in the UK.

Logistics of a hybrid Carpentries workshop

Latest version published on 17 May, 2023.

With the increase in “hybrid working” (part-time in the office, part-time from home) in recent years, the need for hybrid events – meetings, conferences, workshops – has become greater.

ELIXIR-UK at the SSI Collaborations Workshop 2023

Latest version published on 12 May, 2023.

ELIXIR-UK's Emily Delva recaps their experience at Collaborations Workshop 2023.

Software Development Essentials for Scientists

Latest version published on 12 May, 2023.

At the end of March, members of the University of Manchester Research Software Engineering (RSE) team ran a Carpentries-style training course for researchers in the environmental sciences. The training took place over five days and introduced the researchers to intermediate-level software development skills and practices.

CW23: My First Collaborations Workshop

Latest version published on 11 May, 2023.

Mike Simpson reflects on his experience attending the Collaborations Workshop for the first time.

Collaborations Workshop 2023 live blog

Latest version published on 4 May, 2023.

SSI Fellow James Byrne reflects on and recaps his experience at Collaborations Workshop 2023.

Rescuing Linesman

Latest version published on 26 May, 2023.

Professor Ian Pyle recalls the time he was in the Theoretical Physics Division of AERE Harwell and helped rescue the Linesman/Mediator radar network.

Presenting at RSECon22 and starting an RSE Group in South Africa

Latest version published on 27 April, 2023.

SSI Fellow Kim Martin reflects on her experience discovering RSE, becoming an SSI fellow, presenting at RSECon22, and starting an RSE group in South Africa.

The Alan Turing Institute to sponsor Collaborations Workshop 2023

Latest version published on 24 April, 2023.

We are excited to announce that The Alan Turing Institute are Platinum Sponsors of Collaborations Workshop 2023 (CW23), taking place as a hybrid event from Tuesday 2 May to Thursday 4 May.