Software and research: the Institute's Blog

5 top tips to organise a small event

Latest version published on 26 July, 2021.

In December the SSI released the first version of our Event Organisation Guide in which we collated different experiences in running events. In this post, we talk about our five top tips, based on the guide, to organise and run a successful small event or workshop.

Introducing 2021 RSE Fellow James Knight

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

Introducing 2021 RSE Fellow James Knight from the University of Sussex. Read about his background and fellowship plans here.

Software for the birds

Latest version published on 21 July, 2021.

SSI Fellow Philipp Boersch-Supan writes about how the advancements in technology have left a huge mark on ornithology in recent years. 

Mapping Research Council Data Policies to Support Digital Tools and Skills in the Arts and Humanities

Latest version published on 15 July, 2021.

Johanna Walker writes about mapping policies and mechanisms provided by UKRI and other funders and stakeholders to support and promote digital skills in Arts and Humanities research.

Bringing Research Software Engineering to Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

Introducing 2021 RSE Fellow Andrew Brown.

Coding Clubs For Research Software Communities: Questions to Consider (Part Two)

Latest version published on 13 July, 2021.

Matthew Bluteau, Sarah Jaffa, Colin Sauze, Sam Haynes and Callum Rollo discuss different types of coding clubs, how to select which is best for your target community, and suggestions for environment and community structure to support these activities.

Coding Clubs For Research Software Communities: Questions to Consider (Part One)

Latest version published on 13 July, 2021.

Matthew Bluteau, Sarah Jaffa, Colin Sauze, Sam Haynes and Callum Rollo discuss different types of coding clubs, how to select which is best for your target community, and suggestions for environment and community structure to support these activities.

Making your research outputs accessible to wider audiences

Latest version published on 7 July, 2021.

Emma Karoune, Maria Nanton and Marta Mangiarulo discuss ways to make research outputs accessible to wider audiences.

How do we improve data management in machine learning?

Latest version published on 6 July, 2021.

Jonathan Frawley, Emily Lewis, Stephen Haddad and Carlos Martinez discuss common problems, suggest individual approaches and propose possible solutions for sharing knowledge and data.

Why we discuss "ally skills" in open science

Latest version published on 5 July, 2021.

For science to be truly open, we should learn to recognise inequities in science and act to change that.