Software and research: the Institute's Blog

RSE Career Q&A

Latest version published on 20 April, 2023.

In this first RSE Career Q&A, we asked Sam Henderson from the British Geological Survey to tell us more about RSE and what a career in this field entails.

Introducing the new SSI branding

Latest version published on 20 April, 2023.

SSI Communications Officer Denis Barclay reflects on the new branding of the Institute, highlighting the reasons behind the changes and drawing connections between the new and the old.

Experiences running hybrid Carpentries workshops

Latest version published on 17 May, 2023.

Carpentries workshops provide significant benefits to early career employees at STFC. In 2022, the team ran a series of hybrid Software Carpentry workshops across October and November, building on previous experience running in a hybrid format in 2021 and fully online in 2020. This blog post summarises their experiences with organising and running these workshops, including attendee feedback.

Help us create a more effective and fairer assessment of research success

Latest version published on 31 March, 2023.

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute.

The benefits of in-person training

Latest version published on 22 March, 2023.

SSI Fellow Luke Abraham, National Centre for Atmospheric Science and University of Cambridge, speaks about the benefits of in-person training and his experience organising a course on the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols model in December 2022 at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry’s Computer Lab.

Speedrunning a Workshop on Reproducibility for Machine Learning in Science

Latest version published on 15 March, 2023.

SSI Fellow Jesper Dramsch speaks up about their experience hosting a workshop on Reproducibility for Machine Learning in Science at Pydata Global.

DPC supports digital preservation activities around the world through program of translations

Latest version published on 22 March, 2023.

Over the years, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has produced many guides and reports which have supported the development of digital preservation tools and standards, as well as the professional community engaged in digital preservation. As part of its program of translations the DPC has recently released the German translation of Core requirements for a digital preservation system.

The Report on the AHRC Digital/Software Requirements Survey

Latest version published on 1 March, 2023.

The "Report on the AHRC Digital/Software Requirements Survey 2021" is now available.

How to increase citations, ease reviews and facilitate collaboration for ML in applied science

Latest version published on 14 February, 2023.

SSI Fellow Jesper Dramsch have put together a tutorial to help scientists apply ML.

Research Software Security Snippets #1

Latest version published on 7 February, 2023.

SSI Fellow Alex Coleman's first blog post in the Research Software Security Snippets series explores the concept of dependency confusion attack.