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By Andrew Stewart, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow 

FAIR data has been on everybody’s lips for a while. Many think that FAIR software will become “the next big thing” in eScience. Reasons enough to devote a session at the National eScience Symposium to the discussion of FAIR and its meaning for research software.
By Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Leandro Liborio

News

We are excited to announce that Dr. Andrew Stewart will be one of our two keynote speakers during Collaborations Workshop 2020 and will help attendees to think about the workshop theme of Open Research.
Two free Archer courses have been announced, running at EPCC in Edinburgh in early January 2020:

Programme submissions are currently being requested for CarpentryCon 2020, which will be held in Wisconsin from 29 June to 1 July. Talented (and otherwise!) designers are also encouraged to submit their design ideas for the conference t-shirt.

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) takes place from Tuesday, 31st March to Wednesday, 1st April 2020 at Queen's University, Belfast. The CW20 Hack Day takes place on the evening of Wednesday, 1st of April to end of the working day Thursday, 2nd of April at Ulster 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 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