Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Statistical software in Ecology: Impressions from ISEC 2022

Latest version published on 4 October, 2022.

SSI Fellow Philipp Boersch-Supan writes about attending and presenting at the International Statistical Ecology Conference.

Research Software Camp: Supporting mental health in research Software

Latest version published on 30 September, 2022.

Our next Research Software Camp will focus on exploring various aspects of mental health and wellbeing in research software, including causes of stress in research software, dealing with our inner critic through self-compassion, having difficult conversations, team culture, post-Covid hybrid working, isolation, and more. 

Mentorship programme: Making the mind work with code

Latest version published on 28 September, 2022.

As a long-time programming hobbyist, I have thought that an ability to code well would be quite helpful for my “day job” as an ergonomics/human factors academic – whether in experimental design, data collection and analysis, or the creation of teaching resources. But, while I have tried to learn a few different languages, I have not yet mastered any of them.

Creating software for citizen science

Latest version published on 27 September, 2022.

While citizen science in a way predates our connected software age it has gained substantial popularity in recent years as software-facilitated citizen science projects can now easily rely on volunteers from all around the world thanks to the internet.

Computational Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology International Conference

Latest version published on 20 September, 2022.

By SSI Fellow Emma Karoune. The Computational Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference is an annual event that brings together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists. There are presentations, posters and workshops on a wide range of topics such as data acquisition and recording, conceptual modelling, data analysis, data management, digital 3D reconstruction, geophysics and GIS - all with an archaeology focus. 

Mentorship programme: Scraping health-related articles and analysing trends

Latest version published on 15 September, 2022.

Arooj Hussain reflects on taking part in our Learning to Code mentorship programme using Python to scrape, analyse and visualise data.

From the lab bench to an SSI Fellowship

Latest version published on 23 September, 2022.

Gemma Turon reflects on her journey to becoming an SSI Fellow. "When I completed my PhD in Biomedical Sciences a few years ago, I didn't even know that such a thing like a Research Software Engineer (RSE) existed. So, how did I end up being a Software Sustainability Fellow only three years after?"

Executing Python code submitted via a web service

Latest version published on 8 September, 2022.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect.

First published on 23/11/17. Updated on 08/09/22.

The search for academic software publication policies

Latest version published on 7 September, 2022.

Dr. Domhnall Carlin discusses research within his EPSRC RSE Fellowship, aiming to gauge the existence of and to develop software publication policies in academia.

Highlights of the Fellowship Programme 2023 Launch Webinar

Latest version published on 15 September, 2022.

SSI Community Manager Rachael Ainsworth shares information on eligibility, required activities and Fellows' experiences.