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Collaborations Workshops

Our annual Collaborations Workshop (CW) brings together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seeds of interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Organiser (s)

Patricia Herterich

Patricia Herterich

SSI Fellow

Collaborations Workshop 2024 (CW24)

Dates: 30 April 2024 | 2 May 2024

Location: Scarman, Warwick University

The Collaborations Workshop 2024 (CW24) brought together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

CW24 logo, three lit lightbulbs on a dark backgroundThe themes of CW24 were:

  • Environmental Sustainability: including how to determine the environmental impact of your hardware and code, training and education about environmentally sustainable behaviour, and activism highlighting potential improvements to existing infrastructure, processes and systems.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) tools for science: including benefits and limitations of using AI/ML tools to write your code, ethical considerations when using these tools, and training and education around the usage and impact of AI/ML tools.
  • Citizen science: including designing participatory research projects, training and education around citizen science, and the role of research software in citizen science projects.
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Organiser (s)

Rachael Ainsworth

Rachael Ainsworth

SSI fellow

Collaborations Workshop 2023 (CW23)

Location: University of Manchester

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2023 (CW23) took place as a hybrid event at the University of Manchester, from Tuesday 2 May - Thursday 4 May 2023.

The Collaboration Workshop 2023 was generously supported by a number of organisations. For their support, we would like to extend a special thanks to our Platinum sponsor The Alan Turing Institute. For more information, please see the complete list of our sponsors.

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Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22)

Dates: 4 April 2022

Location: Online

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) took place online from Monday 4 April - Thursday 7 April 2022 (4 days).

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Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21)

Dates: 30 March 2021

Location: Online

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) took place online from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April 2021.

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Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20)

Dates: 31 March 2020

Location: Online

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) took place online from Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April 2020. For their support, we would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors. For more information, please see the complete list of our sponsors.

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Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19)

Dates: 1 April 2019

Location: Loughborough University

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brought together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) took place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough.

The themes of the workshop were interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability.

The Collaboration Workshop 2019 was generously supported by a number of organisations. For their support, we would like to extend a special thanks to our  sponsors. For more information, please see the complete list of our sponsors.

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Organiser (s)

Shoaib Sufi

Shoaib Sufi

Community Team Lead

Collaborations Workshop 2018 (CW18)

Dates: 26 March 2018

Location: Cardiff University

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshops series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaboration Workshop 2018 (CW18) took place from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th March at The School of Mathematics, Cardiff University

The Collaboration Workshop 2017 was generously supported by a number of organisations. For their support, we would like to extend a special thanks to our Platinum sponsors Overleaf and Figshare. For more information, please see the complete list of our sponsors.

The themes of the workshop were: Culture Change, Productivity and Sustainability.

The CW18 workshop report is available at Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal.

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Organiser (s)

Shoaib Sufi

Shoaib Sufi

Community Team Lead

Selina Aragon

Selina Aragon

Associate Director of Operations

Collaborations Workshop 2017 (CW17)

Dates: 27 March 2017

Location: Leeds University Business School

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshops series brought together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaboration Workshop 2017 (CW17) took place from 27th to 29th March 2017 at the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. ​

The Collaboration Workshop 2017 was generously supported by a number of organisations. We would like to extend a special thanks to our Platinum sponsors Microsoft and Advanced Research Computing - University of Leeds for supporting this event. To explore all the generous support we received, please see the complete list of our sponsors.

The theme of the workshop was the Internet of Things (IoT) and open data: implications for research.

The CW17 workshop report is available here

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Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16)

Dates: 21 March 2016

Location: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The 2016 Collaborations Workshop (CW16) brought together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seed of interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Collaborations Workshop 2015 (CW15)

Dates: 25 March 2015

Location: Oxford e-Research Centre

The 2015 Collaborations Workshop (CW15) brought together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seed of interdisciplinary collaborations.

The workshop took place on March 25-27, 2015 at the Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford which also supported the event. In addition, the event was generously sponsored by Github. Follow this link for more information about our sponsors. The main theme of the workshop was interdisciplinary working and its relationship to software.

Please read the CW15 Workshop Blog Post to see what happened.

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Collaborations Workshop 2014 (CW14)

Dates: 26 March 2014

Location: Oxford e-Research Centre

The 2014 Collaborations Workshop (CW14) brought together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seed of interdisciplinary collaborations.

The workshop took place on March 26-28th, 2014, at the Oxford e-Research Centre, and was generously sponsored by Microsoft Research and GitHub. For more information about our sponsors, follow this link. The main theme of the workshop was the role that software plays in reproducible research. This was reflected by a keynote talk and various types of sessions. For a comprehensive overview, please see the agenda or programme details below. The workshop concluded with the CW14 Hackday, which brought together developers and researchers to create solutions to some of the issues that were identified during the workshop. 

An advice and best practice article based upon the outcomes of CW14 is available here 

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Organiser (s)

Shoaib Sufi

Shoaib Sufi

Community Team Lead

Collaborations Workshop 2013 (CW13)

Dates: 21 March 2013

Location: Oxford e-Research Centre
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Collaborations Workshop 2012 (CW12)

Dates: 21 March 2012

Location: Queen's College University of Oxford

The 2012 workshop was held at Queen's College at the University of Oxford on 21-22 March 2012.

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Collaborations Workshop 2011 (CW11)

Dates: 3 March 2011

Location: e-Science Institute, Edinburgh

If you use software in your research - or want to use it in the future - the Collaborations Workshop is the perfect opportunity for you to meet people who you could work with. The 2011 workshop took place on 3-4 March at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh. This page provides links to information about the workshop.

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