The Software Sustainability Institute
By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute, and Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead, Software Sustainability Institute. As part of the third phase of The Software Sustainability Institute, the team at the University of Manchester is searching for one new full-time staff member to join our "Better Software Better Research" campaign in the capacity of Research Software Community Officer or Research Software Community Manager. Although the role is described in the job advert, this blog provides additional context.
Come and find out about The Software Sustainability Institute at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 26th March at 14:00, in the Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh. Neil Chue Hong, Institute Director, and Mario Antonioletti, Research Software Engineer, will give an overview of the important role that software plays in research and innovation and describe some of the Institute’s activities around the research software community in the UK and in Edinburgh. In particular, Neil & Mario will present different opportunities to collaborate with us and connect you to a wider research software community.
The Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2019 (WOSSS19) will be held from 24-26 April 2019. Co-organised by DANS, the Software Sustainability Institute and the Netherlands eScience Centre, WOSSS19 will bring together key organisational and domain decision makers and knowledgeable people in the area of software sustainability.
"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