Software and research: the Institute's Blog

REF 2021 Software Output Guidance

Latest version published on 18 November, 2020.

We have published 'Good Practice in Submitting Software Outputs for REF 2021'. This was developed in consultation with Research Excellence Framework (REF) sub-panel 11 and has been approved by all other panels, so it can be used by the whole research community.

Open Life Science: How far we've come

Latest version published on 18 November, 2020.

By Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan and Bérénice Batut. This is the second part of three parts of the Open Life Science project and community report.

Open Life Science: where we are

Latest version published on 18 November, 2020.

Around June 2019, Open Life Science (OLS) was originally dreamed up. Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan and Bérénice Batut provide an overview of where they are in the project.

Fellows newsletter: November 2020

Latest version published on 1 December, 2020.

This month's SSI Fellows Newsletter which shares activities and opportunities taking place within the Fellows' community.

The rebranding process

Latest version published on 21 October, 2020.

Institute Fellow Laura James writes about the reasons for and process of rebranding the Festival of Maintenance.

Opportunity to learn ally skills to make your workplace more inclusive

Latest version published on 19 October, 2020.

Being an ally is a learned skill that everyone can practise by self-education and structured training. An Ally Skills Workshop allows its participants to understand various concepts, explore social scenarios and practise simple everyday techniques they can use to make their workplace and communities more inclusive. 

Key skills to know before mentoring

Latest version published on 9 October, 2020.

Open Life Science mentors share key takeaways and drivers from a recent mentoring and coaching workshop.

Top 10 films featuring research software

Latest version published on 6 October, 2020.

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, Director Neil Chue Hong chooses his top 10 films which feature realistic software.

Fellows newsletter: October 2020

Latest version published on 1 December, 2020.

Welcome to the new monthly SSI Fellows Newsletter which shares activities and opportunities taking place within the SSI Fellows' community. Read on for a summary of the latest community call, as well as contributions and calls for collaboration from the SSI Fellows. 

The Festival of Maintenance and software

Latest version published on 17 September, 2020.

My Fellowship is structured around the Festival of Maintenance, a celebration of those who maintain different parts of our world and how they do it. It recognises the often hidden work done in repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring for the things that matter.