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.
Surveys are used in academia to collect data, investigate research questions, or to understand environments and drive policy. Can we improve their sustainability and reusability?
SSI Deputy Director Simon Hettrick reflects on the progress of Research Software Engineers as he steps down as a trustee of the Society of Research Software Engineering.
We have published 'Good Practice in Submitting Software Outputs for REF 2021'. This was developed in consultation with Research Excellence Framework (REF) sub-panel 11 and has been approved by all other panels, so it can be used by the whole research community.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, Deputy Director Simon Hettrick chooses 10 pivotal moments from the history of the Institute.
Demonising researchers who publish their code discourages openness, say Neil Chue Hong and Simon Hettrick.
By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.
How do you choose which categories are needed to represent all possible research outputs? That's the problem we're facing at the Hidden REF. Rather than solve it ourselves, we've handed the problem to the research community who have much more knowledge about the range of new categories we're going to need. In this post, I’m going to take a look at the suggestions people have made over the last couple of months. What do you think about these new categories?