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The University of Cambridge is seeking a Co-ordinator for two Synthetic Biology research initiatives at the University of Cambridge. OpenPlant and the SynBio SRI both promote i) interdisciplinary research between engineering, physics, biology and social sciences; ii) development of open and open source technologies for biology including software, hardware and genetic tools; iii) responsible research and innovation. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field and knowledge of…

eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists whose mission include help scientists accelerate discovery. Our friends at eLife are organising a two-day challenge on 10th and 11th May 2018 in Cambridge for developers, designers, technologists and researchers to collaboratively prototype new innovations that bring cutting-edge technology to open research communication.

We are very excited to announce that John Hammersley, CEO & co-founder of Overleaf, will give the keynote speech related to productivity at our Collaborations Workshop 2018 (CW18).

The 2018 International Workshop on Science Gateways (IWSG 2018) will take place from 13-15 June 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The culmination of two years’ work by the Pistoia Alliance project team, the UXLS Toolkit provides material on UX education, methods and use cases compiled especially for life scientists. It is pitched at busy UX specialists, in silico analysts and bench scientists in an easily, accessible self-help style who all need better software. UX for Life Sciences Toolkit was created to enable businesses to adopt UX principles and methods as they develop scientific software.

From 29 to 31 May 2018, PRACE will organise the fifth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference—PRACEdays18—under the motto "HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry" in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Registrations are now open for CarpentryCon 2018 in Dublin. The event will take place from 30th May to 1st June 2018. 

Vitae has been involved in the career and professional development of researchers for many years, gaining reputation as experts in this field. Vitae is currently exploring the feasibility of providing professional recognition for researcher development professionals including associate trainers and other university staff/professionals who have a role in developing researchers.

Professor Carole Goble was presented with an honorary doctorate last weekend at Maastricht University as part of the University’s 42nd birthday celebration.

The Software Sustainability Institute has been collaborating on an NSF proposal with a US consortium (led by Dr Karthik Ram from the University of California, Berkeley, and Daniel S. Katz, Jeffrey Carver, Sandra Gesing and Nicholas Weber as co-PIs) to prototype an organisation similar to the Software Sustainability Institute in the United States.