Would you like free help with your software?

Posted by s.crouch on 22 October 2013 - 9:40am

Loudspeaker.jpgBy Steve Crouch, Consultancy Leader.

Our Open Call is our regular competition that provides developer effort and expertise - for free - to UK-based researchers.

The deadline for the latest Open Call is close: you must complete your application by close of business on 31 October 2013.

You can ask for our help improving your research software, your development practices, or your community of users and contributors (or all three!). Or if you have an interesting idea for new software that you would like to get off the ground, please apply to the competition.

In the last month, one of our Open Call projects, ForestGrowth-SRC, has helped the Centre for Biological Sciences gain a ten-times increase in calculation speed. This is important work, because biomass has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A typical Open Call project runs between 2-6 months, during which time we work with successful applicants to create and implement a tailored work plan. You can submit an application to the Open Call, which only takes a few minutes. Just drop us email if you'd like to know more.