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Location:  Oxford e-Research Centre

25 March 2015

Collaborations Workshop 2015 (CW15)

The 2015 Collaborations Workshop (CW15) brought together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seed of interdisciplinary collaborations.

The workshop took place on March 25-27, 2015 at the Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford which also supported the event. In addition, the event was generously sponsored by Github. Follow this link for more information about our sponsors. The main theme of the workshop was interdisciplinary working and its relationship to software.

Please read the CW15 Workshop Blog Post to see what happened.


CW15 took place on March 25-27, 2015 at the Oxford e-Research Centre. You can learn more about the practical side of the workshop, such as travel and accommodation.


Registration has now closed but you can explore the organisations that attended the workshop.


CW15 brought together a diverse group of people, creating a dynamic space for various activities. Here are some highlights from the event:

For a comprehensive overview, explore the complete agenda.

What to expect?

The Collaboration Workshop gives researchers from across the disciplines the chance to connect with other researchers and software developers (also known as Research Software Engineers) who can help them implement their research ideas.

Investigators and project managers learn the latest themes in collaborative research and how best to bring together researchers and developers for more efficient and effective collaborative work. Funders gain an understanding of interdisciplinary research and both how and why it should be best funded.

Publishers gain insights into what the grassroots think about future trends in publication (including software citation, code/data sharing policies and artifact evaluation).

Legal and Knowledge Transfer staff can better grasp software’s place in research and how and when to consult colleagues on the best ways to exploit their work.

Administrative functions of research based institutions can better understand the way software support is essential for research now and in the future; the competitive advantages associated with nurturing software based roles becomes clearer.

CW15 Themes: You shape the agenda

As with previous Collaboration Workshops, CW15 was an unconference - an organisational philosophy that ran through the schedule. After a keynote from Andrew Hudson-Smith, the workshop focused on lightning talks, collaborative ideas sessions and discussion topics. It concluded with the CW Hackday which allowed participants to realise some of the ideas they had during the workshop. All attendees are encouraged to email everything.

The Hackday focused on reproducible research, data/code sharing and data science and, there were prizes for the best team efforts. The Hackday started on the evening of 26 March after the main CW15 event.

Please keep an eye on our news section and @SoftwareSaved on Twitter for CW15 related post workshop updates.


The Collaborations Workshop is organised by the Software Sustainability Institute's CW15 organisation and events team with the help of the steering committee and generous support from our partner organisations and sponsors.


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