Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Measuring Behaviour 2018

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute. We know that seven out of ten UK researchers reported that their work would be impossible without software, but, sometimes when attending domain specific conferences, we still get surprised at the importance of software in research. On June 2018, I attended Measuring Behavior 2018 by invitation of our fellow Robyn Grant.

Brexit Data Challenge part 2: presentation at GISRUK

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

By Reka Solymosi, University of Manchester. After our Brexit Data Challenge Hackathon our paper got shortlisted to be presented at the 2018 GISRUK conference. While I was unable to attend, two members of the hackathon team, Heather Robinson and Sam Langton went to represent our group. This is a guest blog of sorts by them on their experience on presenting our paper and the event in general.

Mozilla Global Sprint 2018

Latest version published on 26 June, 2018.

Photo by Benjamin Kerensa​​​​

By Alexander Morley, DPhil in Neuroscience, University of Oxford, and Yo Yehudi,

Learning and Working Together: Research Software Organisations Around the World

Latest version published on 18 June, 2018.

By Scott Henwood, Director of Research Software at CANARIE.

Towards cultural change in data management - data stewardship in practice

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

By Martin Donnelly, University of Edinburgh. Late last month, I took a day trip to the Netherlands to attend an event at TU Delft entitled “Towards cultural change in data management – data stewardship in practice”. My Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship application “pitch” last year had been based around building bridges and sharing strategies and lessons between advocacy approaches for data and software management, and encouraging more holistic approaches to managing (and simply thinking about) research outputs in general. When I signed up for the event I expected it to focus…

Report on CW18 mini-workshop: Building effective, sustainable, Research Software communities

Latest version published on 4 June, 2018.

By Jeremy Cohen, Imperial College London (editor). See Contributors section at the end of the report for full list of contributors

Research Software Engineers 2018 (RSE18) Conference: Call for volunteers

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

The RSE conference committee are looking for volunteers to help us run the RSE 18 Conference on the 3-4 September. You should be friendly and outgoing to help us with a variety of activities for our conference participants including:

Software Deposit and Preservation Policy and Planning Workshop Report

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, The Software Sustainability Institute

Archiving code and software shared with research: journal, author and re-user perspectives

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

By Naomi Penfold, Nikoleta Glynatsi, Yo Yehudi, James Baker, Steve Crouch

This post is part of the Collaborations Workshops 2018 speed blogging series.

Five failed tests for scientific software

Latest version published on 11 July, 2018.

By Andrew Walker, Sam Mangham, Robert Maftei, Adam Jackson, Becky Arnold, Sammie Buzzards, and Eike Mueller

This post is part of the Collaborations Workshops 2018 speed blogging series.