We invite research projects from any discipline who would like help with the development of their software to make a submission. You may want to improve the sustainability or reproducibility of your software, and need an assessment to see what to do next, or perhaps you need guidance or development effort to help improve specific aspects or make better use of infrastructure. The deadline for submissions is 5 December 2014.
Posted by s.hettrick on Friday 14 November 2014.
By Scott Edmunds, Executive Editor at GigaScience.
The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary heart disease. Diagnosis is key in both the treatment and prevention of such events. One useful tool in the fight against this killer is magnetic resonance imaging, which allows the direct examination of blood flow to the myocardium of the heart.
However, for this perfusion analysis technique to work, it needs to compensate for the respiratory motion of the patient, which can only be done through complex image processing methods. Thus, there is a need to improve these tools and algorithms. The key to achieve this lies the availability of large publicly available MRI datasets to allow tests, optimisation and development of new methods.
Posted by a.hay on Wednesday 12 November 2014.
Nature have been assessing their approach to publishing code "A core element of many papers is the computer code used by authors in models, simulations and data analysis. In an ideal world, this code would always be transportable and easily used by others."
Read the full article on the Nature website.
If you want to publish code, we maintain a list of journals from various disciplines in which this is possible.
Posted by s.hettrick on Friday 31 October 2014.
"With few exceptions, every significant advance in research over at least the past 30 years would have been impossible without computer software. Research software—used to produce results rather than for, say, word processing or web searches—has spread far beyond traditionally computational fields such as particle physics and bioinformatics to achieve near ubiquity in all disciplines."
Posted by s.hettrick on Wednesday 29 October 2014.
IPCLC - IP, copyright, licensing and commercialisation workshop - 11 December in Oxford - free to attend!
The Software Sustainability Institute is running a one-day workshop on 11 December in Oxford 2014 on the subject of Intellectual Property (IP), copyright, licensing and commercialisation.
Posted by s.sufi on Thursday 20 November 2014.
If you agree that software is fundamental to research, we invite you to sign our petition.
Everyone who signs this petition will add weight to our lobbying of research stakeholders, and will help us prove the fundamental role of software in research.
For more information, read the petition - and don't forget to let your friends and colleagues know!
Posted by s.hettrick on Wednesday 15 October 2014.
The deadline for submissions to the Reproducible Science Hackathon, which takes place on December 8th-11th 2014 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, North Carolina, is now only four days away.
The four day interdisciplinary workshop will teach attendees how to use both the tools and resources they will need to practice reproducible science. This means experiments and research can not only be repeated but built upon by both the original researcher and others.
Surprisingly, such skills are not often taught and so the Hackathon will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to review their existing approach to research and also undergo further training. It will also dedicate half of its time to address and resolve challenges and obstacles that have so far hindered a wider take-up of sustainability in the field.
Posted by a.hay on Monday 6 October 2014.
The Software Engineering Support Centre (SESC) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will be running a workshop on 7th October on software tools and techniques.
Posted by n.chuehong on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
The Supercomputing Conference 2014 (SC14) is the highest profile HPC event of the year. It is popular internationally among universities, national laboratories and industry.
The EPSRC network Driving UK HPC enabled science and innovation through US collaborations invite applications, especially from early career researchers, for travel awards to SC14 with the objective of fostering US/UK links. The award will cover flight, conference fees and accommodation up to a limit of £2,500.
Application deadline: Thursday 9 October 17.00 BST and announcements are expected to be made on 13 October to allow time for bookings.
For more details, visit UK-USA HPC collaboration.
Posted by s.hettrick on Tuesday 30 September 2014.
FELLOWSHIP 2015 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!- You can now apply for Fellowship until 5pm 8th October 2014
Posted by s.sufi on Tuesday 30 September 2014.