Software and research: the Institute's Blog

A competition to recognise all research outputs: the hidden REF

Latest version published on 7 February, 2020.

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By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.

Journey or destination: Is software sustainability different in the humanities?

Latest version published on 6 February, 2020.

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It’s just software engineering?

Latest version published on 5 February, 2020.

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By Dr Marion Weinzierl, Research Software Engineer at Durham

Software design in just 20 questions

Latest version published on 20 January, 2020.

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By Steve Crouch

Reproducibility Hackathon Netherlands – the aftermath

Latest version published on 15 January, 2020.

By Linda Nab, Daniela Gawehns, Paloma Rojas Saunero, Ricarda Proppert, and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Anna Krystalli​​​​​​​

Announcing the 2020 Software Sustainability Institute Fellows!

Latest version published on 10 January, 2020.

By Rachael Ainsworth, Software Sustainability Institute

Join us in welcoming the 18 new Software Sustainability Institute Fellows for 2020! We are very happy to have received around 60 applications this year from so many excellent candidates, and our new research software ambassadors represent some of the best people working in – and advocating for – better research software.

Enabling Software for Linux and OSX

Latest version published on 14 January, 2020.

The complexity and difficulty of installing scientific software can often hamper its uptake and use within research communities. Douglas Lowe, a Research Software Engineer in Research IT, has been working with Dr Eric Prestat from the School of Natural Sciences to solve this problem for Prismatic, a cross-platform research software toolkit.

Managing computational notebooks - an overview of ‘chopportunities’

Latest version published on 18 December, 2019.

By Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Patricia Herterich

Have a great Christmas!

Latest version published on 19 December, 2019.

 We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year in 2020

The Carpentries: helping your training ideas to grow

Latest version published on 11 February, 2020.

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Training courses run by The Carpentries have to meet extremely high