The Institute is involved in a wide range of events, organising, running and promoting them across the country and the world. This page provides links to current and past events we have a significant input in.
The Software Sustainability Institute's annual Collaborations Workshop brings together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seeds of interdisciplinary collaborations.
- CW17 - 27 - 29 March 2017, Leeds University Business School, Leeds
- CW16 - 21-23 March 2016, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
- CW15 - 25-27 March 2015, Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford
- CW14 - 26-28 March 2014, Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford
- CW13 - 21-22 March 2013, Merton College, Oxford
- CW12 - 21-22 March 2012, Queen's College, Oxford
- CW11 - 3-4 March 2011, e-Science Institute, Edinburgh
Software Credit Workshop
The workshop explored what contribution software can and should make for academic reputational credit; i.e. how the production of software tools and applications contributes to career advancement in the academic research setting for both researchers who build software as part of their research and developers who build tools and support research.
Intellectual Property, Copyright, Licensing and Commercialisation (IPCLC) Workshop
Clarity was needed to inform researchers and developers working with research software about who owns the intellectual property related to the work and what routes are open to them to exploitation. Ripe reasons for the IPCLC workshop held on the 11 December 2014.
Research Data Visualisation Workshop (RDVW)
This event explores Data Visualisation and helps the workshop attendees not only to create visualisations but also to influence them regarding better practices in reproducibility and the improvement of tooling in this area.
Research Software Engineers AGM
Research software engineers are the people behind research software, but despite this, the role is not well understood in the research community, and this is something the Software Sustainability Institute is campaigning to change - starting with a workshop for research software engineers in 2013 and followed by an AGM in 2014.
- Research Software Engineers AGM - 15 September 2014, Kings College London
- Research Software Engineers Workshop 2013 - 11 September 2013, eResearch Centre, Oxford
E-Infrastructure Trainers Workshop
The goal of the workshop is to create a community of trainers who will work together to improve the quality and provision of e-Infrastructure training, bringing together a huge variety of trainers so that they can network, share ideas and work on a strategy for improving training.
Software Carpentry events
A Software Carpentry boot camp is an in-person, example-driven workshop, typically two or three days long and covering the core skills needed to be productive in a small research team, like basic programming, version control, testing, using the shell, and relational databases.