Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Open and reproducible research with community-driven research software metrics

Latest version published on 21 April, 2020.

By Yo Yehudi, Mateusz Kuzak, and Emmy Tsang. Research software engineers are evaluated like other researchers, largely based on the numbers of publications and citations. However, metrics based on the number of publications encourage re-creating ‘new’ things or re-implementations instead of reuse, and there are huge variations in existing practices to cite software, meaning software isn't always cited or citations aren’t always captured. 

Teaching a new Geospatial Python lesson

Latest version published on 12 March, 2020.

Ryan Avery and Kunal Marwaha taught a new Carpentries Incubator lesson at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and wrote about their experience and feedback from the workshop.

The Research Software Alliance (ReSA) and the community landscape

Latest version published on 11 March, 2020.

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By Daniel S.

Continuous Integration: Fail Fast and Fail First

Latest version published on 27 February, 2020.

By Sarah Gibson, Research Software Engineer at The Alan Turing Institute and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, and Graham Lee, Research Software Engineer at the University of Oxford and Head Labrarian at Labrary

Announcing the mini-workshop and demo sessions at Collaborations Workshop 2020

Latest version published on 21 February, 2020.

By Rachael Ainsworth, Community Manager, Software Sustainability Institute

Fellows Inaugural Meeting 2020

Latest version published on 20 February, 2020.

By Rachael Ainsworth, Software Sustainability Institute

It takes more than publications to recognise everyone in research

Latest version published on 19 February, 2020.

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute

A version of this blog post was originally published on Research Professional News

RSE conference shines new light on ocean research software

Latest version published on 18 February, 2020.

Photo by Anastasia Taioglou on Unsplash

Attending the Research Software Engineers conference in B

Incentives and benefits of getting involved in teaching researchers

Latest version published on 17 February, 2020.

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By Aleksandra Nenadic, Training Lead, Software Sustainability Institute

A competition to recognise all research outputs: the hidden REF

Latest version published on 7 February, 2020.

Image by Simon Hettrick

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.