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Ben Catt (Open Research Librarian) and Killian Murphy (Research Software Engineer) talk in about the Open Research at York events and community-led initiatives which aim to support and advocate for best practice in open research across the University.

This post provides a summary of discussions and takeaways from the Community Sustainability session that Serah Rono and Toby Hodges facilitated at the March 2021 SORSE workshop.
The Software Sustainability Institute’s (SSI) Research Software Camp on research accessibility took place from 21 February to 5 March 2021. In this post, we will share how we used relevant sections of the SSI Event Organisation Guide to plan, organise, and deliver the Camp.

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Registration is open for a Workshop on Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) for Research Software, running from 27 - 29 April. The workshop aims to help developers lose their reluctance to invest time creating a GUI for their research software.
The Software Sustainability Institute website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday 3 April between 10:00 and 12:00 BST.

The hidden REF is challenging preconceptions about which roles are important in research. Ensure that hidden work and hidden roles get the recognition they deserve by submitting entries to the competition by 14 May. 

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"It adds development time, doing things right, but it's worth it. Our code is miles away from where it was. [The work has] really made a profound change to the way we do coding, even down to the way I write lines of code. We now understand the complexity involved in making things run smoothly – it's really been a very good learning experience"

- Prashant Valluri, TPLS