The Software Sustainability Institute is very pleased to announce that “Raising the status of software in research: A survey-based evaluation of the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme” by Shoaib Sufi and Caroline Jay is now available as a PeerJ Preprint at doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.26849v1
We have been running the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme since 2012. Up to now, we have recruited 112 Fellows.
In 2017, the Institute ran a research survey asking Fellows from the 2012–2016 cohorts to report the effect that the programme has had on them, their institutions, their research domains and their careers. The results show that the fellowship plays a wide-ranging role in supporting communities of best practice and skills transfer, and that a significant benefit is the way it has raised the profile of software in research, and those people who develop and advocate for it. Highlights from the survey include:
96% of Fellows say they have benefitted from being a Fellow.
72% of Fellows say being a Fellow has helped advance their careers.
Delve further into what our Fellows think of the Programme in the Preprint and feel free to comment or ask questions in the feedback section.
The Institute's Fellowship programme funds researchers in exchange for their expertise and advice. The main goals of the Programme are gathering intelligence about research and software from all disciplines, encouraging Fellows to develop their interests in the area of software sustainability (especially in their areas of research) and aid them as ambassadors of good software practice in their domains. The programme also supports capacity building and policy development initiatives.