The Collaborations Workshop 2018, run by the Software Sustainability Institute, provided a great opportunity for a wide range of people involved in software development or management within a research environment to come together and discuss a variety of current community issues. As part of the event, a series of mini-workshop sessions were held and this short report provides an overview of the session on building effective, sustainable research software communities.
Research software groups and communities are springing up at institutions around the UK and internationally. They offer the potential for software developers working in a research environment to meet their peers, find new collaboration opportunities, learn new skills and produce better software. This report has been produced collaboratively and summarises the discussion during the session. The raw content for this report was added interactively to a shared document by the attendees during the discussion. All session attendees are therefore credited as contributors.
RSE Groups and Communities