Figures are a powerful way to tell a story with data. When artfully made, a figure can set the scene, like the first pages of a book, grab your attention and lure you in to find out more. It can surprise you or confirm what you’ve suspected all along, and finally, leave you with a new piece of knowledge.
Datasets are often restricted for valid reasons such as patient confidentiality in health research. However, this can pose problems for the reproducibility and scrutiny of the research. Synthetic datasets can be used to overcome some of the problems that arise from working with restricted data, and more researchers need to be brave enough to start using them.
Andrew Stewart, senior lecturer in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester, looks at how his Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship has helped his work.
What are your goals for 2020? Would £3000 help you achieve them? The Institute's Fellowship programme funds researchers, software engineers and advocates who want to improve computational practice in their areas of work. We have recently opened the call for applications to the Fellowship Programme 2020 until 29 October 2019.
By Rachael Ainsworth, Community Manager, Software Sustainability Institute We are pleased to announce that applications to the Fellowship Programme 2020 are now open (24 September 2019).
By Laura James, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow On Tuesday I was up at the University of Manchester for the first meeting of the 2019 Fellowship. The Institute gave us a great introduction and it was good how much they were keen to hear from us what we needed by way of support
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute. Usually, Fellows would meet face to face for the first time during the Inaugural Meeting but this was a special year and some of them met during Collaborations Workshop 2019. On 21 May 2019, this year’s cohort of Fellows got together in Manchester to receive orientation from staff and introduce themselves to their peers.
By Raniere Silva, Community Software Sustainability Institute. Join us in welcoming the 17 new Software Sustainability Institute Fellows for 2019 and the first cohort as part of the third phase of the Institute. We are incredibly happy we received around 80 applications this year, almost doubling numbers from last edition!
By James Baker, University of Sussex. Applying to become a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow was one of the best decisions of my career. Now that may sound a little hyperbolic, but looking back over the four years since I made the application to become a fellow, so many experiences I've enjoyed, encounters I've had, and connections I've made can be traced back to that decision.
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By Vincent Knight, Nikoleta Glynatsi, and Geraint Palmer, from Cardiff University, School of Mathematics. Being a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow creates a sense of belonging to a community and legitimacy to a practice. This blog post is co written by three mathematicians at Cardiff University, each at various stages of their academic career.