Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Applications to the SSI Fellowship Programme 2022 now open

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

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.

The role of the R community in the Research Software Engineering movement

Latest version published on 7 September, 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?

Remote, hybrid or office-based: how should RSEs be working as we emerge from the pandemic?

Latest version published on 2 September, 2021.

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.

Review of the SE4Science Workshop at ICCS 2021

Latest version published on 1 September, 2021.

SSI Fellow Matthew Bluteau discusses the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) 2021.

Top tips for online presentations

Latest version published on 27 August, 2021.

Over the last couple of years delivering presentations online has become par for the course, with Covid-19 forcing many people to work from home and events to be delivered remotely. With our work culture changing, online presentations look set to stay, so here are our top tips to help you deliver a strong recording.

Onions and Watermelons: What can research software learn from agile coaching?

Latest version published on 26 August, 2021.

SSI Fellow Sorrel Harriet looks at research software engineering from an agile team coaching perspective and suggest some lessons it could take from modern software engineering.

Breaking down barriers

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

Introducing 2021 RSE Fellow Peter Hill.

Talk to each other!

Latest version published on 20 August, 2021.

What sources of information, experience and models of thinking do we need to bring together in the discussions about software sustainability? Which communities do we need to connect (to)?

Improving Research Translation in Image Guided Surgery

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

2021 RSE Fellow Thomas Dowrick introduces his Fellowship plans.

Learnings from a software sustainability health check

Latest version published on 18 August, 2021.

Miquel Duran-Frigola, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of the Ersilia Open Source Initiative, underwent the online evaluation offered by the Software Sustainability Institute.