Software and research: the Institute's Blog

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Latest version published on 31 March, 2023.

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute.

The benefits of in-person training

Latest version published on 22 March, 2023.

SSI Fellow Luke Abraham, National Centre for Atmospheric Science and University of Cambridge, speaks about the benefits of in-person training and his experience organising a course on the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols model in December 2022 at the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry’s Computer Lab.

Speedrunning a Workshop on Reproducibility for Machine Learning in Science

Latest version published on 15 March, 2023.

SSI Fellow Jesper Dramsch speaks up about their experience hosting a workshop on Reproducibility for Machine Learning in Science at Pydata Global.

DPC supports digital preservation activities around the world through program of translations

Latest version published on 22 March, 2023.

Over the years, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has produced many guides and reports which have supported the development of digital preservation tools and standards, as well as the professional community engaged in digital preservation. As part of its program of translations the DPC has recently released the German translation of Core requirements for a digital preservation system.

The Report on the AHRC Digital/Software Requirements Survey

Latest version published on 1 March, 2023.

The "Report on the AHRC Digital/Software Requirements Survey 2021" is now available.

How to increase citations, ease reviews and facilitate collaboration for ML in applied science

Latest version published on 14 February, 2023.

SSI Fellow Jesper Dramsch have put together a tutorial to help scientists apply ML.

Research Software Security Snippets #1

Latest version published on 7 February, 2023.

SSI Fellow Alex Coleman's first blog post in the Research Software Security Snippets series explores the concept of dependency confusion attack.

Overview of the Fellows Inaugural Meeting 2023

Latest version published on 6 February, 2023.

The Software Sustainability Institute 2023 Fellows Inaugural Meeting was held on Wednesday 1 February and offered an opportunity for the Fellows to introduce themselves, network with each other and the staff, explore potential collaboration pathways, and ask questions. 

Two Years of Code For Thought

Latest version published on 30 January, 2023.

Peter Schmidt reflects on his experience hosting Code For Thought for the past two years.

Women in hpc’s supercomputing 2023 workshop recap

Latest version published on 24 January, 2023.

SSI Fellow Mozhgan Kabiri chimeh and Elsa Gonsiorowski recap their experience at the Women in High-Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop at the SC22 in Dallas, Texas.