Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Tania Allard will be giving a talk about practical steps for reproducible data analysis pipelines (Title: "A crazy little thing called reproducible science") at RAPIDS conference on the 19th of July 2018 in London, UK.

This conference is organised by dotmesh in conjunction with King's College London, The Farr Institute of Health Informatics, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at South London and is focused on reproducibility and provenance in data science.

The morning session will include talks about reproducibility and best practices in computational research. This will be followed by a series of hands-on sessions on tools such as Docker, Git and dotscience (please, bring your own laptop for this).

The event is free of charge and more information can be found at RAPIDS 2018.

The Oxford e-Research Centre is organising the Digital Practices in the Humanities Workshop (DPHW) on 21st June 2018 from 10am–5pm. The workshop will look into digital toolmaking and its use in the humanities. 

The event is free though registration is required. Read the agenda.

For further information, please visit Digital Practices in the Humanities Wokshop (DPHW).

The Software Sustainability Institute website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thursday 7th June 2018 from 12:00 to 12:45.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Registration for RSE 2018 in Birmingham in September is now open  

The last two conferences sold out, so the organising committee added 50% more tickets this year. However, tickets go fast, so please sign up early. 

The programme of talks, workshops and keynotes have been planned around the following themes:

* Good practice for software development

* Researcher-developer partnerships

* Community and careers

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On the 11th of July, The Software Sustainability Institute and Jisc will be running a Software Deposit and Preservation Workshop in Oxford. At this workshop, we will bring together research data managers, digital repository vendors, publishers, policymakers and researchers. We will present guidance on software deposit and preservation, discuss software deposit and preservation from the perspectives of the foregoing stakeholders, and identify ways in which to drive forward the adoption of best practices in software deposit and preservation.

This workshop is a follow-up to the Software Deposit and Preservation Policy and Planning Workshop ran back in March, for which a workshop report is now available.

Both workshops are part of an activity, funded by Jisc, to develop software deposit and preservation guidance for Jisc’s Research Data Shared Service (RDSS).

If you'd like to attend this workshop, please register via Eventbrite.

The Oxford e-Research Centre is organising the Digital Practices in the Humanities Workshop (DPHW) on 21st June 2018 from 10am–5pm. The workshop will look into digital toolmaking and its use in the humanities. 

The event is free though registration is required. 

For further information, please visit Digital Practices in the Humanities Wokshop (DPHW).


Applications are now open for GOSH 2018, the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, taking place over four consecutive days 10-13 October 2018 in Shenzhen, China. GOSH would like to invite you to apply to join another 100 active users, developers and thinkers in open hardware for science to benefit research, education, and science engagement.

GOSH is an ongoing meeting series designed to support a stronger and more collaborative community in open hardware for science. In 2016, we convened for the first time at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and then in Santiago, Chile for GOSH 2017. These meetings have led to the creation of the GOSH Manifesto and the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap, a burgeoning community, and ongoing individual and organisational collaborations. In 2018, we will continue to explore the diversity of existing projects, share best practices, and identify needs with those engaged in making and using open hardware within research institutions and beyond. We’ll listen to user stories and developer journeys, host a series of workshops on topics such as sharing and licensing, design for manufacture and scaling.  

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Gathering for Open Science Hardware website.

Code Ocean, a computational reproducibility platform launched in 2015, is a new service which enables authors to openly publish their code on the platform, thereby making it free for others to access, download and  share. Code Ocean has the goal of saving researchers’ time and advancing science, by making the world's scientific code more reusable, executable and reproducible.

Brigitte Shull of Cambridge University Press comments that this partnership will “make articles we publish richer and more interactive, enabling them to view and execute the code associated with the research while remaining on the Cambridge Core platform”.

For more information, please contact Pierre Montagano, Director of Business Development, Code Ocean.

The deadline for the Gateways 2018 Call for Participation has been extended to 16th May 2018.

Gateways 2018 (25th to 27th September , at the University of Texas at Austin) is accepting submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels (two to four  pages) on the topic of science or engineering gateways (VREs).

Topics may include their design, use, impact, development processes, sustainability, best practices, or any other aspect that you think fellow gateway (VRE) creators or users will find interesting to learn. We also welcome educational topics directed toward the next generation of gateway (VRE) creators.

Submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels are due 16th May 2018. There will be no further extension of this deadline. The poster session deadline (open to all) is 1st August 2018.

Read the full submission details.

Software Sustainability Institute fellow Becky Arnold is arranging a series of talks on good coding practice and related topics. The first session will take place on the 2nd May at Sheffield University. The talk will be in the Hicks building, lecture theatre 6 at 3:30 pm. 

David Hubber (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich) will be giving a talk about how to structure code efficiently. He will also discuss code module design, decoupling strategies and test-driven development.

All are welcome and there's no need to register.

Further information and information on other upcoming sessions is available at the…

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