Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Don't be afraid of synthetic data

Latest version published on 2 June, 2020.

Datasets are often restricted for valid reasons such as patient confidentiality in health research. However, this can pose problems for the reproducibility and scrutiny of the research. Synthetic datasets can be used to overcome some of the problems that arise from working with restricted data, and more researchers need to be brave enough to start using them.

CW20 speed blog: Challenges, solutions, and advantages of growing communities online (aka be upfront about the creepy stuff!)

Latest version published on 28 May, 2020.

By Ben Krikler (editor), Shoaib Sufi, Radovan Bast and Jo Leng

CW20 speed blog: How to engage Research Group Leaders in sustainable software practices

Latest version published on 27 May, 2020.

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By Emma

CW20 speed blog: Bootstrapping a development team during the time of crisis

Latest version published on 16 June, 2020.

By Raniere Silva, Malvika Sharan, Colin Sauze, Yo Yehudi, Claire Wyatt (authors’ names are arranged in no particular order)

This post is part of the CW20 speed blog posts series.

CW20 speed blog: Maintaining your legacy - tips for making legacy code sustainable

Latest version published on 25 May, 2020.

By Matthew Bluteau (editor), Blair Archibald, Leonardo Uieda, Iain Barrass and Jon Massey

CW20 speed blog: Carrot and stick approaches to promoting research software as a community

Latest version published on 22 May, 2020.

By Daniel Hobley (editor), Alison Clarke, Philip Grylls, Mateusz Kuzak, Louise Brown and Alessandro Felder

CW20 speed blog: Best practices for building an institutionally based community

Latest version published on 21 May, 2020.

By Carlos Martinez (editor), Mario Antonioletti, Paddy McCann, Yasir Noori and Anastasis Georgoulas

CW20 speed blog: Are you promoting good practices for open research?

Latest version published on 20 May, 2020.

By Patricia Herterich (editor), Reka Solymosi, David Perez-Suarez, Laurence Brown and Jonathan Frawley

CW20 speed blog: Incentives for good research software practices

Latest version published on 21 May, 2020.

By Frances Cooper (editor), Aleks Nenadic, Anna-Maria Sichani, Yasemin Turkyilmaz, Pablo Bernabeu and Steve Crouch

CW20: how to move an event online in three weeks

Latest version published on 21 May, 2020.

By Rachael Ainsworth, Neil Chue Hong and Shoaib Sufi