By Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Institute Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford.
by Vincent Knight, Institute Fellow and Lecturer in Operational Research, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
From the 25th till the 29th of January the University of Namibia (UNAM) hosted PyCon Namibia. This brought together more than 100 delegates from a variety of backgrounds and countries: USA, UK, Canada, Holland, Brazil, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and of course Namibia were all represented with 63 UNAM students and 30 local DjangoGirls attendees.
A fast speed blog from the Fellows 2016 inaugural meeting produced while discussing 'Which commonly held ideas in research software are impeding progress and need to be retired?'
by Melodee Beals, (Loughborough University), Vincent Knight (Cardiff University), Neil Chue Hong (University of Edinburgh) and Jon Hill (University of York).
In this tweet the idea of sharing code as a sufficient and beneficial practice in reproducible research is exposed:
“You can download our code from the URL supplied. Good luck downloading the only postdoc who can…
On this page, we've provided more information about the Fellowship and how it works.
A fast speed blog from the Fellows 2016 inaugural meeting.
by Craig MacLachlan (Met Office), Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (University of Oxford), David Pérez-Suárez (University College London), Heather Ford (University of Leeds)
How do researchers in an interdisciplinary environment, with different skills and experiences pick collaborative tools that best fit their needs? There are literally hundred's of choices, thus we set out a list of 5 considerations to help you.
13 of this year's Fellows 2016 met in the Neil Chalmers Lecture theatre at the rather grand Natural History Museum in London. The Inaugural meeting for the Fellows allow them to get an introduction to the Institute, to receive feedback on their plans and discuss something topical in research software.
(best of the tweets)
The Institute Fellowship programme 2016 was much sought after with 113 applications. Of those 33 were shortlisted, they were then put through their paces during the face 2 face selection meeting. we now have our Fellows for 2016; 17 of the most promising were chosen to take forward their plans to improve research software and make a difference in their research domains.
By Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead
September was an active month. It’s funny as autumn enters in the UK, the academic world is in spring with new students, new projects and a re-invigoration after the traditional holiday period.
In this month's update read more about how Fellows 2016 is progressing, the rise of the Institute's Software Credit Workshop and other news from the Community.
However, before we start - the Community team is recruiting a Research Software Specialist. If you are keen to run events, support Fellows, build bridges to…
Application deadline extended to 11.59pm BST Sunday October 4 2015
The Fellowship programme 2016 offers £3000 funding for conference visits, running workshops, and other domain or institutional events, to improve and promote best practice in the software used to support research.
Find out why you should apply and then apply here.
Please plan for your application. You will need at least a couple of evenings to put it together.
By Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead
Traditionally August is the holiday season here in the UK, but many good things can start or progress in a quiet period; especially exciting was the opening of the application period for the Institute’s 2016 Fellowship programme. Read on to find out what else happened in August.