Software and research: the Institute's Blog

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.

Behind the scenes: SSI Event Organisation Guide

Latest version published on 13 August, 2021.

Work on the Event Organisation Guide (SSI-EOG) started around the end of Q2 in 2018. Eventually, it was released as one of our official guides in December 2020. How did it all begin, why did we produce it and what was the journey. In this blog we explore the how and why of the SSI-EOG.

Introducing 2021 RSE Fellow Domhnall Carlin

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

2021 RSE Fellow Domhnall Carlin introduces his Fellowship plans.

Working for ELIXIR UK: the Data Stewardship Community Manager role

Latest version published on 12 August, 2021.

ELIXIR-UK are looking for a Data Stewardship Community Manager to oversee and develop a new Data Stewardship Fellowship programme and work with a small team to coordinate the delivery of training to a national audience of life science researchers, as part of their newly UKRI funded FAIR Data Stewardship Training Project.

How do you help build intermediate software engineering skills and help people go beyond the basics?

Latest version published on 9 August, 2021.

The SSI and many institutions offer researchers training in the basics of programming and data analysis, but what’s the best way to build on those skills to enable people to build better, more sustainable software?

Beyond technical fixes: the role of research software engineering in creating fairer and accountable socio-technical systems

Latest version published on 5 August, 2021.

By SSI Fellow Yadira Sánchez.

Best Practices for Software Registries and Repositories

Latest version published on 5 August, 2021.

Why scientific software registries and repositories are important, why we wanted to create a list of best practices for such registries and repositories, the process we followed, what the best practices include, and what the next steps for this community are.

Increasing Sustainability and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the R Project

Latest version published on 9 September, 2021.

Introducing RSE Fellow Heather Turner.