Software and research: the Institute's Blog

How can research software impact global health? Learnings from the H3D Symposium

Latest version published on 20 January, 2023.

SSI Fellow attends the H3D Symposium in South Africa and tells us about the role research software plays in public health and fighting infectious diseases in Africa.

Testing CarpentriesOffline

Latest version published on 18 January, 2023.

SSI Fellow Jannetta Steyn tells us about the exciting work she and others have done to create and test CarpentriesOffline, a version of The Carpentries workshops that uses a Raspberry Pi (RPi) computer to take the lessons offline when there is limited or no access to the internet.

Hybrid working: how can we avoid the “worst of both worlds” for early-career researchers/academics?

Latest version published on 17 January, 2023.

The challenges to Hybrid working and how we can overcome them. Part of the CW22 speed blog post series.

“I’m not paid to make GUIs” and other barriers to positive user experiences

Latest version published on 12 January, 2023.

In the third of four blogs SSI Fellow, Meag Doherty, speaks about RSE's experience with UX design following a week of talks and meetups in London and Cambridge. She shares tales of negative experiences and what we can do about it.

The intersection of Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) and Human-Centred Design (HCD)

Latest version published on 11 January, 2023.

In the second of four blog posts related to the topic of human-centred design, Meag Doherty summarises her talk focussing on human-centred design at the last Alan Turing's AI for multiple long-term conditions: Research Support Facility (RSF) project seminar series.

Internet of Things for Novices in South Africa

Latest version published on 18 January, 2023.

SSI Fellow, Jannetta Steyn, reflects on teaching an Internet of Things workshop at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. This article was first posted on the Society of Research Software Engineering website.

Human-centred design at RSECon22

Latest version published on 6 January, 2023.

SSI Fellow, Meag Doherty, speaks about her motivation for attending RSECon22: to raise the profile of human-centred design — a way of working that centres user needs throughout a project— in research software development. 

Announcing the 2023 Software Sustainability Institute Fellows

Latest version published on 15 December, 2022.

We're proud to announce our Fellows 2023 cohort. Join us in welcoming the 18 new Software Sustainability Institute Fellows for 2023, plus six International Fellows—three through our International Fellowship pilot and three through a collaboration with Open Life Science!

The SSI Fellows’ feelgood favourites

Latest version published on 13 December, 2022.

As we come to the end of 2022, the Software Sustainability Institute Fellows reflect on the things they watched, read or listened to over the last year that have made them feel good!

Making machine learning more reproducible with scientists at EuroSciPy 2022

Latest version published on 3 March, 2023.

Jesper Dramsch talks about EuroSciPy, their first in-person event after the pandemic, where they presented his machine-learning tutorial and a talk on citations, review and collaborations to make machine learning in research reproducible.