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Nurturing Communities of Practice at Collaborations Workshop 2019

Latest version published on 14 March, 2019.

By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. The Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) is a fantastic opportunity to discover communities of practice around open science and software sustainability. Find out more about some of the communities that will be represented at CW19.

Towards Software Non-Creator-Instigated Identification (NCI) and Citation

Latest version published on 13 March, 2019.

By Daniel S. Katz, Daina Bouquin and Neil Chue Hong. This blog post was originally published in Daniel S. Katz's blog. Identification of software is essential to a number of important issues, such as citation, provenance, and reproducibility. Here, we are focusing on issues related to citation. Identification can be thought of as a subset of naming. Some important questions are therefore: How do we name things? How do we know how things are named? And who gets to name things?

Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability (WOSSS19) - The state of the art and future directions.

Latest version published on 12 March, 2019.

By Patrick J.C. Aerts and Shoaib Sufi. The Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2019 (WOSSS19) will take place from the 24th to the 26th April 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. WOSSS19 is a follow-up workshop from WOSSS17 and will focus on all aspects around keeping software running: from how to revive important legacy to preventing new legacy issues through education and guidelines.

Christopher Woods: How to design and engineer good code for research

Latest version published on 11 March, 2019.

By Becky Arnold, University of Sheffield. On the 30th of January 2019, Christopher Woods, an EPSRC fellow at the Advanced Computing Research Centre at the University of Bristol gave a talk on "How to Design and Engineer Good Code for Research" at the University of Sheffield.

Making the most of Collaborations Workshop 2019

Latest version published on 11 March, 2019.

By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. The Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) goal is to have a welcoming space for participants to foster their inner conversations about interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability. A few tips can help you make the most of the event taking place from Monday 1st April to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough.

The Turing Way: An open source resource promoting best practice for reproducible research

Latest version published on 6 March, 2019.

By Becky Arnold, University of Sheffield, with additional material by Rosie Higman, University of Manchester The Turing Way is a project funded as part of UKRI’s Strategic Priorities fund. It aims to help researchers and RSEs improve the reproducibility of their research.

Join Us At CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019!

Latest version published on 1 March, 2019.

By Toby Hodges, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany. Did you see the recent announcement that registration and call for proposals are now open for the CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 conference? This event is an opportunity for members of The Carpentries’ global community of instructors and anyone else with an interest in helping researchers to improve their computational skills, to get together for a few days to exchange ideas and learn some new things.

Research Software Development Workshop for Maths PhD Students

Latest version published on 28 February, 2019.

By Geraint Palmer, Nikoleta Glynatsi, and Vincent Knight. On the 8th and 9th of January 2019, three Fellows of the Software Sustainability Institute (Vincent Knight (2016), Nikoleta Glynatsi (2017), and Geraint Palmer (2018)) delivered an annual Research Software Development Workshop for PhD students are the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University.

Software Sustainability Institute to improve research software practices with £6.5 million UKRI funding

Latest version published on 26 February, 2019.

The Software Sustainability Institute, a team of software experts, from the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and Southampton, has been awarded £6.5 million funding, from the seven UK Research Councils that are part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to continue its world-leading work helping thousands of UK researchers from all areas use software to increase the impact of their research.

Inspiring demos are waiting for you at Collaborations Workshop 2019

Latest version published on 21 February, 2019.

By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. One of the many opportunities to start a new collaboration during the Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) is the mini-workshops and demo sessions. This year we’ll have presentations about ontology, digital preservation and reproducible research, in addition to the themes of the CW19—interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability. Mini-workshops and demo sessions will take place on either the 1st or 2nd April 2019 at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University,…