The Software Sustainability Institute


We are pleased to announce that applications to the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme 2022 are now open! This round will also be a pilot for opening up the programme to international applicants. The deadline to apply is 31 October 2021.

What does a Research Software Engineer (RSE) who uses R do? How can we promote RSE career paths? How can we identify and highlight which funders are most research software friendly? How can we increase visibility of RSEs in the R community? Could we develop a podcast on ‘meet the R-engineers’ or collaborate with an existing R podcast? What should a book “Research Software Engineering with R” contain? How do we develop an RSE for R users community?
Jeffrey Carver, Jeremy Cohen and Caroline Jay explore the practicalities and relative pros and cons of in-person, remote, and hybrid modes of working that are common to the vast majority of research software roles.


On Thursday 23 September from 15:00-16:00 BST we will host a Launch Webinar, where you can hear more about our Fellowship programme.
The Software Sustainability Institute has received funding from the Scottish Funding Council to deliver two different learning programmes.

A consortium of 18 universities – members of the UK Reproducibility Network – has received significant funding to drive uptake of open research practices across the sector, furthering the UK’s position at the forefront of rigorous and reproducible research.


Do you use spreadsheets to conduct your research? Do you prefer a specific tool or approach when using spreadsheets? The Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet will focus on the uses of spreadsheets in research and first steps into further use of software in research.

WoKaTs21 will take place in late October or early November 2021 (exact date to be decided). To register your interest, please fill in the expression of interest form.

"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