Software and research: the Institute's Blog

eLife Innovation Sprint 2019: Accelerating innovation through open collaboration

Latest version published on 17 October, 2019.

September 4 and 5 marked the second instance of the eLife Innovation Sprint, a collaborative event where 60 researchers, developers, designers, technologists, publishers and others gather to develop open-source prototypes for open science and research communication.

Request for comments -- Raising the profile of research software

Latest version published on 17 October, 2019.

In March 2019, a group of active members of the research software community in the Netherlands had a meeting with NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) to discuss the importance of research software in contemporary research and its relationship to research data, open science, and reproducibility in research (please see Making Research Software a First-Class Citizen in Research).

A current Fellow’s experience of the SSI Fellowship scheme

Latest version published on 16 October, 2019.

Andrew Stewart, senior lecturer in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester, looks at how his Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship has helped his work.

What do you want to know about research software?

Latest version published on 15 October, 2019.

It is reasonably well known at this point that research software has value and should be treated as a citable output in research but how much software is actually cited and how does it relate to other types of research output? These are just a couple of questions which the Persistent Identifier (PID) Graph can help to answer.

The Full Monty: Full hackathon speeds scientific codes across domains

Latest version published on 1 October, 2019.

By Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh The first GPU hackathon at the University of Sheffield brought together researchers across Ireland and the UK. The University of Sheffield partnered with NVIDIA and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to hold its first GPU hackathon where seven applications teams worked alongside mentors with GPU-programming expertise to accelerate their scientific codes using GPUs.

Teaching Software Carpentry at the University of Botswana

Latest version published on 30 September, 2019.

By Raniere Silva On 16-19 September, I taught a Software Carpentry workshop at the University of Botswana. The workshop was hosted by the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Universities-Industry-Government (UIG) Co-creation Platform and had more than 30 learners

Thoughts on the RSE Conference, Birmingham 2019

Latest version published on 24 September, 2019.

By Magnus Hagdorn

Deep dive for dark matter may aid all of data science

Latest version published on 19 September, 2019.

A Rice University scientist and his colleagues are using their search for dark matter in a study they hope will enhance all of data science.

Developing Data Skills at Macquarie University Library

Latest version published on 19 September, 2019.

By Grai Calvey, Fiona Jones and Heather Cooper Drawing on Library Carpentry lessons, pedagogy and community.

Stop, collaborate and listen: Gender equality in social data science

Latest version published on 18 September, 2019.

Stop, collaborate and listen: Gender equality in social data science Join us for an evening discussion with a panel of leading computational social scientists and data scientists on collaboration, equality, and skills future social scientists need to work with big data.