Collaborations Workshop 2014 (CW14) - software in your reproducible research

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This year's Collaborations Workshop (CW14) brought together researchers, software developers, managers, funders and more to explore important ideas in software and research and to plant the seed of interdisciplinary collaborations.

The workshop took place on March 26-28th 2014 at the Oxford e-Research Centre, and was sponsored by Microsoft Research and GitHub. Its theme was the role software plays in reproducible research, which was reflected by keynote talks and collaboration sessions, as listed in the agenda.

The workshop concluded with the CW14 Hackday, which brought together developers and researchers to create solutions to some of the issues that were identified during the workshop.


If you're interested in what happened at the workshop, you can see a summary via Storify. All announcements and news were published on Twitter with the hashtag #CW14.


The Agenda is available online.


For more details, read our in-depth introduction to CW14 and see just some of the major organisations who will be attending the event.

You shape the agenda

The Collaborations Workshop is an unconference: it consists of breakout discussions about subjects related to software in research, lightning talks and excellent opportunities to network. All attendees are encouraged to email everything.

As a delegate, you can also nominate topics for discussion, which can be anything from a problem specific to your research to an issue that affects the entire research community. Preference will be given to topics related to reproducibility.

If you have any suggestions for topics then do send us an email and we will add them.

CW14 Sponsors

The CW14 was could not have taken place with out the great help from our sponsors Microsoft Research and GitHub.


The Collaborations Workshop is organised by the Software Sustainability Institute's CW14 events team with the help and support of our partner organisations.

Previous workshops

For a preview of what to expect, visit our covereage of the CW12 and CW13 events for more details.

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