Latest version published on 2 July, 2019.By Adam Jackson, Dav Clarke, Becky Arnold, Ben Krikler, Joanna Leng. This post is part of the CW19 speed blog posts series. At the Software Sustainability Institute’s 2019 Collaborations Workshop, many discussions for the speed-blogging session focused on deposit of relatively fixed data and analysis code.
Latest version published on 28 June, 2019.By Niall Beard, Chris Greenshields, Sam Mangham, Louise Bowler, Mike Allaway, and Jess Ward. This blog post covers some of the important topics to consider when constructing training material. A definition given for the aim of training: “The Confidence to perform a task, repeatedly, to a defined standard in a timely manner.” -- Robin Hoyle, LearnWorks
Latest version published on 24 June, 2019.CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CCmcr19) will be held from 25th - 27th June 2019 at The Studio Manchester on 25th and 26th of June and in the Kilburn Building at the School of Computer Science (University of Manchester) on 27th June. Have a look at the programme for the event.
Latest version published on 21 June, 2019.By Stephan Druskat, Tyler Whitehouse, Alessandro Felder, Sorrel Harriet, Benjamin Lee This post is part of the CW19 speed blog posts series. Good documentation is a fundamental aspect of research software. It influences how easy-to-use, extendable, and by extension how sustainable, a piece of software is. In this blog post, we are interested in addressing issues surrounding good documentation of research software and how they can be approached in a general sense, that may be applicable to a wide research software engineering audience.
Latest version published on 19 June, 2019.By Sarah Gibson, Anna Krystalli, Arshad Emmambux, Alexandra Simperler, Tom Russell, and Doug Lowe Like history, reproducible data processing is just one, um, thing after another. When the number of tools, models or steps in a process grows beyond a handful, we start to feel the need for some automation or structure. Running the same sequence of tools over multiple data? Capturing the steps of an analysis for collaborators or students to repeat, modify and extend? Conducting a scenario analysis using coupled models? Workflow, pipeline and model coupling tools all respond to the need for…
Latest version published on 18 June, 2019.By Simon Hettrick, Jeremy Cohen, James Graham, Carina Haupt, Connah McKendrick, David Gillespie This post is part of the CW19 speed blog posts series. The number of research software communities is growing rapidly - local communities, regional communities and national communities are all gaining recognition and interest amongst the large number of developers and researchers who write software to support/undertake research. Communities can provide a wide variety of activities to support their members but events offer the main opportunity to meet and interact with other community members.…
Latest version published on 7 June, 2019.By Toby Hodges, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany. You might have seen that the full programme for CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 was published recently. As well as exciting keynote talks and plenty of breakout sessions covering important topics relating to teaching and developing skills in research software, the conference promises to be particularly relevant for anyone interested in developing high-quality teaching material or enhancing their computational skills.
Latest version published on 6 June, 2019.By Laura James, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow On Tuesday I was up at the University of Manchester for the first meeting of the 2019 Fellowship. The Institute gave us a great introduction and it was good how much they were keen to hear from us what we needed by way of support
Latest version published on 8 August, 2019.By Thomas Etherington, Spatial Modeller - Ecology, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, and Institute Fellow. By openly publishing their code, scientists make their science more reproducible – which is a very good thing! Recently, a group of staff where I work at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research wanted to establish an institutional GitHub account so that we would have a place to publish the code we were generating. However, while there are many institutional benefits for encouraging the publication of scientific code, there are also institutional considerations around things such as…
Latest version published on 4 June, 2019.By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute. Usually, Fellows would meet face to face for the first time during the Inaugural Meeting but this was a special year and some of them met during Collaborations Workshop 2019. On 21 May 2019, this year’s cohort of Fellows got together in Manchester to receive orientation from staff and introduce themselves to their peers.