Authorities worldwide are using increasingly localised public health measures to try to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of these decisions are guided by the outcomes of observations and models that operate on a national level. At Brunel and within the HiDALGO project, we developed the Flu And Coronavirus Simulator (FACS) to understand the viral spread in local areas.
The Festival of Maintenance and the Maintainers recently ran our first joint online event, about the gig economy, a precarious form of maintenance.
Recordings of a workshop which introduces researchers to R are available online.
Institute Fellow Emma Rand wins a National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding teaching.
To celebrate the Institute's 10 year anniversary, Dr Robyn Grant (Fellow 2013-14) shares 10 things they have learned from the Institute.
Institute Fellow Pablo Bernabeu is seeking volunteers to help run or co-lead his workshops which teach the use of Binder, R Markdown and R-built web applications.
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.
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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.