CW13 Pledges and Actions

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All Collaborations Workshop'13 participants are free and encouraged to make pledges.

The Software Sustainability Institute has recorded these and will keep in touch with those who made them to see how things are progressing and whether there is anything that the Institute could do to help. It is envisaged that SSI will also make some pledges.

Below we listed the pledges made by the Collaborations Workshop attendees or the pledges they suggested for the Institute to make:

Provide assistance with commercialisation of code for universities to apply for Doctoral Training Centres. (Pledged: Software Sustainability Institute; breakout topic: What practical steps can be taken to foster and support collaborative research between industry, academia and the policy sector?)

Suggest an "early career" sandpit opportunities to  foster and support collaborative research between industry, academia and the policy sector. (Pledged: Steve Brewer; breakout topic: What practical steps can be taken to foster and support collaborative research between industry, academia and the policy sector?)

Survey of research technologist roles in institutions.(Pledged: Software Sustainability Institute; breakout topic: The role and career of the Research Software Developer.)

Write up a guide and tips for advanced use of social media for researcher. (Pledged: Simon Hettrick; breakout topic: Advanced use of social media for researchers.

Tweet about CW13 using the #collabw13, so other people can follow you! (Pledged: All delegates who have a Twitter account. breakout topic: Advanced use of social media for researchers.)

To organise (maybe in October) a workshop for researchers on how to discover what IT utilities are available. (Pledged: Steve Brewer and the Software Sustainability Institute; breakout session: Using data/linked open data; it's published but how do we make tools and applications to use it.)

Produce a high-level "Dummies' guide to releasing" (checklist/guide/video?) which highlights the various stages in releasing: what should be considered and when; who you should consult with; and include links to relevant resources.  (Pledged: everyone; breakout session:  Using data/linked open data; it's published but how do we make tools and applications to use it.)

Arrange a workshop to discuss, review, enhance the above via crowd-sourcing. (Pledged: all breakout session attendees; breakout session: Using data/linked open data; it's published but how do we make tools and applications to use it.)

Promote the practices of software release and reuse the to research group leaders and institutions. (Pledged: Software Sustainability Institute; breakout session: Using data/linked open data; it's published but how do we make tools and applications to use it.)

Write a  blog post on releases in an agile/iterative way (for example, every week or fortnight). (Pledged: Robin Wilson; breakout session: Using data/linked open data; it's published but how do we make tools and applications to use it.)

Look into a workshop for people with a shared interest in porosity. (Pledged: Richie Abel; breakout session: The importance of openness and freedom in research-led software development.)

Look into submitting a paper to the Journal of Open Research Software. (Pledged: Jens Nielsen, Richie Abel, Mayeul d'Avezac and Barry Rowlingson; breakout session: The importance of openness and freedom in research-led software development.)

Recommend strong reject where a reviewed paper does not share their code or uses in-house perl scripts! (Pledged: all breakout session attendees; breakout session: How to increase the bus factor above 1.)

We should cite people for software! (Pledged: all breakout session attendees; breakout session: How to increase the bus factor above 1.)

Thinks of an activity/example that can be used for educational purposes, and connect it to local area maker groups/educational institutions. (Pledged: all breakout session attendees; breakout session: Digital Maker Culture as a route to STEM for school pupils.)

Blog about the work in developing community grids and crowdsourcing High Performance Computing. (Pledged: Philip Fowler; breakout session: Developing community grids / crowd-sourced HPC.)

Support publicising the development of community grids and crowdsourcing High Performance Computing.  (Pledged: Software Sustainability Institute; breakout session: Developing community grids / crowd-sourced HPC.)