CW21

Teri Forey, Society of Research Software Engineering trustee, discusses the outcomes of a Collaborations Workshop session on the different RSE roles.
Malvika Sharan, Andrew Brown, Warrick Ball and Ben Krikler explore what project ownership means in an open source world. 
How should courses be designed and pitched to appeal to their target audience whilst effectively teaching the skills they may not be aware of or think that they need (but experience tells us benefit learners in the long-term)? Furthermore after a course, what should be the next steps to support the uptake of those skills?
How can we better recognise the value of software (by thinking about impact from the start and resisting ‘secret’ software)? Should funders be the default option for software support (depends on the circumstances), and what other options exist (several)? Should all research software be maintained (probably not)?
Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) brought together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore FAIR Research Software, Diversity and Inclusion, and Software Sustainability. Here we will share some highlights from the three-day virtual event.
Daniel Garijo, Stephan Druskat, Mark Turner and Alex Henderson discuss software metadata: 1) highlight issues with current practices, 2) provide pointers to tools that may help improve the situation and 3) summarise incentives for the research community to start adopting best practices for software metadata.
This is the second part of two blog posts discussing the advantages of adopting FAIR for research software, the current adoption practices of software across organizations, the attitudes towards adoption, and the motivations and barriers for adoption.
This is part one of two blog posts discussing the advantages of adopting FAIR for research software, the current adoption practices of software across organizations, the attitudes towards adoption, and the motivations and barriers for adoption.
At the Collaborations Workshop 21, Emily Bell and Anna-Maria Sichani discussed the issue of software reusability in digital humanities (DH) research. This blog post provides an overview of some of the underlying issues, as well as the conversation points, resources and avenues for future exploration that arose from the discussion.
We are excited to announce that The Wellcome Trust are Platinum Sponsors of Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21), taking place online from Tuesday 30 March to Thursday 1 April.
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