Call for Papers – Data Science Journal

The Data Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal dedicated to the advancement of data science and its application in policies, practices and management of Open Data.

Software Credit Workshop - resources available - slides and audio

The Institute Software Credit Workshop took place on 19 October 2015 at the Natural History Museum, London; explore what happened.

Why we need to create careers for research software engineers

An article in Scientific Computing World by our Deputy Director, Simon Hettrick, argues for changing the traditional roles we expect to see in a research group.

We need software: it’s an integral part of modern research across all disciplines. However, harnessing the opportunities that software provides, whilst conducting reliable research, requires the influx of new skills. In turn, this requires a re-think of the roles that make up our research groups. Academia has yet to adapt to software-reliant research, which leads to missed opportunities and, more shamefully, disregard for the very people on whom we rely for help.

Read the article on the Scientific Computing World website.

Depsy - helping credit software that powers research

Depsy helps build the software-intensive science of the future by promoting credit for software as a fundamental building block of science.

From the Depsy site:

Free Data Science workshop on 12 November 2015, London

Institute Fellows Boris Adryan, Laurent Gatto and colleagues are running a free Data Science Workshop titled

Open Science Prize seeking teams to unleash power of open content to advance biomedicine

The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit.

Applications Open for Digital Catapult Centre Researcher in Residence Programme

The Digital Catapult and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme is now accepting applications for the Researchers in Residence Programme at the Digital Catapult Centre in London.

RCUK Cloud Working Group Workshop - 1st Dec, London - Register now!

The RCUK Cloud Working Group are hosting this workshop to bring to together researchers and technical specialists to share their experiences in the application of cloud computing technology for the research community.   The meeting will include presentations from a range of research domains including particle physics, the environmental sciences, medical research and bioinformatics.

Software Carpentry for Women in Science and Engineering UK

The Software Sustainability Institute in collaboration with ARCHER and Women in HPC is organising the first Software Carpentry workshop for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) in the UK. The event will take place at the University of Manchester on 14-15 December 2015.

Software Carpentry's mission is to help researchers get more work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.