The Software Sustainability Institute
On the 11th of July, The Software Sustainability Institute and Jisc will be running a Software Deposit and Preservation Workshop in Oxford. At this workshop, research data managers, digital repository vendors, publishers, policymakers and researchers will present their perspectives on software deposit and preservation. Speakers include Naomi Penfold (eLife), Roberto Di Cosmo (Software Heritage), Federica Fina (University of St. Andrews) and Antonis Lempesis (Athena Research and Innovation Centre/OpenAIRE).
Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Tania Allard will be giving a talk about practical steps for reproducible data analysis pipelines (Title: "A crazy little thing called reproducible science") at RAPIDS conference on the 19th of July 20
We've been working hard to bring our users a new and better Software Sustainability Institute website. After several months of work, we're finally going live! Tomorrow morning, you'll be able to visit the new website at this same address: www.software.ac.uk. If you encounter any technical difficulties during the next couple of days or have any comments about the new website, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @SoftwareSaved.
HPC Carpentry will take place on 25th and 26th July 2018 at the University of Leeds. This course is aimed at researchers who have little or no experience of using high performance or high throughput computing but are interested to learn how it could help their research, how they could use it and how it provides additional performance. You need to have previous experience working with the Unix Shell. For a brief introduction to bash, you can refer to the Software Carpentry material available online. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
"We are in a position to fundamentally reorganise the heart of the software. By doing so, this will enable us to maintain the software into the future and facilitate the process of adding new functionality to the software ... SSI can assist in having software usable by others not just for a few months or a year, but rather for a much longer software lifetime"
- Eric Rexstad, Distance