Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19)

Hazlerigg building, Loughborough University
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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 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub.

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

Register on the CW19 Eventbrite page

Why you should attend


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A draft agenda is available here.


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More about Collaborations Workshop 2019

The Software Sustainability Institute invites all members of the research software community to explore and discuss the themes described above and other related issues at CW19.

CW19 attendees will gain insight into the topics of Interoperability, Documentation, Training and Sustainability and how these impact and will impact on research. It is also an ideal opportunity to form collaborations (on average, attendees of CW start two new collaborations by attending) and to discuss topics proposed by attendees. CW19 is a great place to network and participants will meet many of the new and existing Software Sustainability Institute Fellows – key ambassadors in varied research domains.

Some aspects around interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability that will be covered in the workshop are:

  • Interoperability and documentation in research software
  • Training in the research environment
  • Best practices when connecting research software
  • Best practices on documentation and training
  • Tools to help code software that will send data to and from other software
  • Tools to help write documentation for end-users and developers
  • Tools to make training sessions more productive for learners
  • Benefits of sustainability

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Steering Committee

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Organising Committee

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