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By Linda Nab, Daniela Gawehns, Paloma Rojas Saunero, Ricarda Proppert, and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Anna Krystalli​​​​​​​

By Rachael Ainsworth, Software Sustainability Institute

Join us in welcoming the 18 new Software Sustainability Institute Fellows for 2020! We are very happy to have received around 60 applications this year from so many excellent candidates, and our new research software ambassadors represent some of the best people working in – and advocating for – better research software.

The 2020 Fellows are: Alex Clarke, Anna-Maria Sichani, Diego Alonso Álvarez, Edward Palmer, Emily Bell, Emily Lewis, Emma Rand, Jez Cope, Jon Massey, Leonardo Uieda, Pablo Bernabeu, Phil McAleer, Philipp Boersch-Supan, Sarah Gibson, Tarek Allam, Will Hulme, Will Furnass and Yasir Noori.

The complexity and difficulty of installing scientific software can often hamper its uptake and use within research communities. Douglas Lowe, a Research Software Engineer in Research IT, has been working with Dr Eric Prestat from the School of Natural Sciences to solve this problem for Prismatic, a cross-platform research software toolkit.

News

The Carpentries is seeking its next Executive Director to "spearhead the organisation’s vision of becoming the leading inclusive community teaching data and coding skills".

A one-day meeting will be help at the University of Leeds on 30 January, from 10.30am – 4pm, to look at similarities, challenges and opportunities for research software engineering groups acros

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) takes place from Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April 2020 at Queen's University Belfast. 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.

"We were already following a lot of best practice and it was very good to get this confirmation. We're not computer scientists and don't come from a software development background - we're all scientific programmers - so it was good to get some confirmation that what we do is on the right track"

- Andreas Hegar, CGAT