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4 April 2022

Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22)

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) took place online from Monday 4 April - Thursday 7 April 2022 (4 days).


Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) took place online from Monday 4 April - Thursday 7 April 2022 (4 days).


Registration has now closed.


Note that CW22 will take place over 4 days instead of 3. The first three days will be shorter in length than previous years to accommodate the Keynote presentations, Lightning Talks, Discussion session, Mini-workshop and Demo sessions, and Collaborative Ideas session. The fourth day will be longer to facilitate the Hack Day. 

CW22 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.

CW22 Themes

  • Code Review
  • Ethics
  • Hybrid Working
  • Software Sustainability


The Collaborations Workshop is organised by the Software Sustainability Institute's CW22 organisation and events teams with the help of the steering committee and generous support from our partner organisations and sponsors

Code of conduct

By registering for CW22, you agree to abide by our Participation Guidelines, which include policies related to Code of Conduct, Privacy, Social Media and Intellectual Property. 

Financial Assistance

The Software Sustainability Institute is committed to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive research software community. We are proud to offer financial assistance to members of underrepresented groups, students/early career stages, and others who may not be able to attend or fully participate in the event otherwise. 

The call for financial assistance is now closed.

Call for Submissions

If you have outputs or materials such as presentation slides relating to your session, please submit them to the CW22 Figshare conference portal here.

Mini-workshops and demo sessions: The call for mini-workshop and demo sessions is now closed..

Social Programme activities: The call for social programme activities is now closed.

Lightning talks: The call for lightning talks is now closed.

Venue and Accessibility

CW22 will take place online using Zoom. You will need to install their client, and make sure that it is updated to the latest version. 

Live transcription and captioning will be provided using

A CW22 Slack workspace is available for participants to connect, engage in discussion, ask questions, and forge new collaborations. These conversations can persist long after the Zoom room has closed. The invitation link will be emailed to participants via the email they registered with. 

We will be using Google Documents for collaborative note-taking and keeping everyone synchronised during CW22. The links to these documents will be shared with participants on the day. 

We recommend joining with a good quality headset with microphone, plenty of screen space (either using a large monitor or second screen), a normally reliable WiFi signal or wired connection, and a quiet room where you are less likely to be disturbed (but we understand this might be difficult given the current circumstances).

More about Collaborations Workshop 2022

The Software Sustainability Institute invites all members of the research software community to explore and discuss the themes described above and other related issues at CW22.

CW22 participants will gain insight into the topics of Code Review, Ethics, Hybrid Working, and Software Sustainability and how these impact on research. It is also an ideal opportunity to form collaborations (on average, CW participants start two new collaborations by attending) and to discuss topics proposed by attendees. CW22 is a great place to network and participants will meet many of the new and existing Software Sustainability Institute Fellows – key ambassadors in varied research domains.

Take a look at the Highlights from Collaborations Workshop 2021 and the videos on better and sustainable research software to better understand what happens at a Collaborations Workshop. Also please read the various blog posts listed above from previous Collaborations Workshops to better understand why you should attend and what you will gain.

Additional information

Previous events in the series


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