UNIVERSE-HPC has organised a free talk titled Structure and delivery format for Online HPC courses, which will take place online and at the Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh, on Monday, 9 October 2023.

In this latest Code For Thought episode, SSI Fellow Peter Schmidt meets with Morane Gruenpeter and Benoît Chauvet from Software Heritage. Software Heritage aims to help preserve and archive software, not only for research but also for the private sector. 

SSI Fellows Loïc Lannelongue and Lincoln Colling are among the organisers of the first Environmental Impacts of Computing in Health & Life Sciences Research Workshop, a free hybrid event which will take place on Tuesday 7 November online and in London at the Wellcome Trust.

Cloud-SPAN will host a free course on metagenomics from Monday 6, until Friday 24 November 2023. The course is aimed at environmental scientists who would like to use high performance computing for metagenomics analysis or anyone interested in metagenomics. No previous experience of the command line or HPC is required.

Despite the fact that Fortran has been around since the 1950s, it remains a very relevant programming language today and has an active community of keen engineers. In this latest episode of Code For Thought SSI Fellow Peter Schmidt discusses the origins of Fortran, how to deal with legacy (Fortran 77), how the language evolved and the modern day use cases of Fortran. In the course of the episode, you'll hear from Thomas Clune (NASA, US), Wim Vanderbauwhede (Uni. Glasgow, UK), Milan Curcic (…

The deadline to submit your application to join the 2023 cohort of the rOpenSci Champions Program is Monday 4 September.

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Data Carpentry and the University of Edinburgh will deliver four Data Upskilling Short Courses from September to December 2023. All courses offer funded places for employed, unemployed or furloughed people in Scotland who meet the Scottish Funding Council eligibility criteria. 
The HiddenREF committee has published a new article in the Times Higher Education. The article addresses the new rules for REF but highlights there is still a long way to go unless institutions "get over their obsession with publications." In the article "UK HEIs must embrace the REF’s invitation to improve research culture", you can read why the HiddenREF movement is pushing for change and how it's already made a difference.
The Software Sustainability Institute has reached a decision to suspend recruitment activities for its Fellowship Programme 2024. The Programme will return in 2025, and recruitment is likely to resume around September 2024.