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My Fellowship is structured around the Festival of Maintenance, a celebration of those who maintain different parts of our world and how they do it. It recognises the often hidden work done in repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring for the things that matter.

Throughout May and June we held a series of writing sprints and invited members of our community of practice to author “recipes” for virtual event formats. The result was a guidebook of 12 event formats, which was downloaded almost 4,000 times in the first two weeks after publication.
Authorities worldwide are using increasingly localised public health measures to try to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of these decisions are guided by the outcomes of observations and models that operate on a national level. At Brunel and within the HiDALGO project, we developed the Flu And Coronavirus Simulator (FACS) to understand the viral spread in local areas.

News

Two new reports have been published making a set of recommendations for the Digital Humanities landscape. 
Register by Monday 5 October to save your virtual seat at Gateways 2020. Organised by Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), the online event will take place from 12-23 October.

In the new academic year, Coding Club is moving online and anyone can participate remotely in the workshops which will be held over Zoom.

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) takes place from Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April 2020 online. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

In affiliation with The Carpentries, The Software Sustainability Institute is organising the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25th to 27th June 2019.
Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

"The Institute helped us to define just how we would work together… They taught me how to become a software manager rather than just a developer... I can't speak highly enough of them"

- Christopher Woods, AMRMMHD