By Joe Parker, Research Fellow, National Biofilms Innovation Centre
By R. Stuart Geiger, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Robert Haines, James Hetherington, Chris Holdgraf, Heiko Mueller, Martin O'Reilly, Tomas Petricek, Jake VanderPlas (authors in alphabetical order)
The Software Sustainability Institute is delighted to invite researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders, and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.
The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in ICT for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or applications.
Nine of this year’s Fellows met in sunny Southampton on June 23rd-24th 2014 to discuss various aspects of reproducible research and how it would shape future engagement with their research domains.
From the discussions that took place over the following two days, it became clear that the UK research community is focussing on Open Access, Open Science and Open Data, and that the time is ripe to build on these endeavours and promote the necessity and benefits of reproducible, computationally derived results.
To do this, the Fellows agreed that targeting researchers who were…
By Mateusz Kuzak, Netherlands eScience Center
At the Netherlands eScience Center we aim to share as much code as possible between our diverse research projects. We also want to share our code with research communities. One of the reasons why we do this is to increase sustainability of our software, by extending its life beyond the life of our projects.
How to practically approach this goal? What makes software easy or hard to take and reuse for your own project? What makes it easy to contribute to and to improve it?
Research Software Group update: Open Call round 6, integration testing Grid accounting software, and reviewing sustainability
By Steve Crouch, Research Software Group lead
With Autumn just around the corner, September has seen some exciting activities within the Institute’s Research Software Group. We’re helping improve the testing of Grid accounting software used by the Large Hadron Collider, we’re assessing the sustainability of a web service that supports greater fitness, and we’ve had a record number of applications into the recently closed Open Call!
Research Software Group update: improving the packaging of imaging and field theory software, and good feedback
By Steve Crouch, Research Software Group Lead.
During August, the Institute’s Research Software Group has helped developers in the areas of reflectance imaging and field theory to improve the usability and sustainability of their research software. We’ve also heard back from a previous project, where our work continues to realise a significant impact. Our Open Call is still open until 30 September - If you are looking for help with your own research software, why not submit an application?