Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22)

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The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaborations Workshop 2022 (CW22) will take place online from Monday 4 April - Thursday 7 April 2022 (4 days).

The themes of CW22 are:

  • Code Review
  • Ethics
  • Hybrid Working
  • Software Sustainability

Register for CW22 on Eventbrite


Why you should attend

Blog posts and news items:

Previous events in the series.


Registration is now open via Eventbrite.

Note that CW22 will take place over 4 days instead of 3. The first three days will be shorter in length than previous years to accommodate the Keynote presentations, Lightning Talks, Discussion session, Mini-workshop and Demo sessions, and Collaborative Ideas session. The fourth day will be longer to facilitate the Hack Day. (Please visit the CW21 Agenda to learn more about the various session types, and a draft CW22 agenda will be announced soon.)

Please register your interest via this form if you would like to be notified of CW22 updates.

Financial Assistance

The Software Sustainability Institute is committed to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive research software community. We are proud to offer financial assistance to members of underrepresented groups, students/early career stages, and others who may not be able to attend or fully participate in the event otherwise. Please click here to find out more information and to apply for financial assistance to support your participation in CW22.

Call for Submissions

Mini-workshops and demo sessions: Do you want the opportunity to give an in-depth look at a particular tool or approach related to the CW22 themes and a chance to query developers and experts about how this might apply to participants' areas of work? Are you interested in running a 30-60 minute session to demonstrate a particular software product, approach or standard? Deliver specific training or an interactive tutorial? Conduct information gathering or explore a topic? Or another idea? You can submit your proposal for Mini-workshops and demo sessions here. The deadline to submit is 23:59 GMT on Friday, 4 February 2022, and we will notify applicants of the outcomes by 18 February 2022.

Social Programme activities: Do you have an idea for a networking or social activity? Want to lead a board games night? Yoga or meditation session? Birds of a feather session? Or another idea? You can submit your proposal for Social Programme activities here. The deadline to submit is 23:59 GMT on Friday, 4 February 2022, and we will notify applicants of the outcomes by 18 February 2022.

Lightning talks: Would you like two minutes and one slide to discuss a subject? Lightning talks are the perfect way to introduce yourself at the workshop - you could talk about your work, an idea, a problem, a pitch for the CW Hack Day or anything that's related to software and research, and ideally related to the themes of CW22. Find out more information and submit your proposal for a lightning talk here. The deadline to submit is 23:59 GMT on Friday, 4 March 2022, and we will notify applicants of the outcomes by 18 March 2022.


If you are interested in sponsoring CW22, please view our suggested sponsorship packages for more information.

Venue and Accessibility

CW22 will take place online using Zoom. More information to be announced soon.

More about Collaborations Workshop 2022

The Software Sustainability Institute invites all members of the research software community to explore and discuss the themes described above and other related issues at CW22.

CW22 participants will gain insight into the topics of Code Review, Ethics, Hybrid Working, and Software Sustainability and how these impact on research. It is also an ideal opportunity to form collaborations (on average, CW participants start two new collaborations by attending) and to discuss topics proposed by attendees. CW22 is a great place to network and participants will meet many of the new and existing Software Sustainability Institute Fellows – key ambassadors in varied research domains.

Take a look at the Highlights from Collaborations Workshop 2021 and the videos on better and sustainable research software to better understand what happens at a Collaborations Workshop. Also please read the various blog posts listed above from previous Collaborations Workshops to better understand why you should attend and what you will gain.

Participation Guidelines

By registering for CW22, you agree to abide by our Participation Guidelines, which include policies related to Code of Conduct, Privacy, Social Media and Intellectual Property. 


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