Policy

Studies carried out by the Software Sustainability Institute.

 

Shaping AHRC policy on software and data

Researchers: Dr. Rebecca Taylor (PI), Prof. Simon Hettrick (Co-I), Prof. David De Roure (Co-I), Johanna Walker. 

Funder: AHRC

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Understanding the software used to analyse social sciences data

Researchers: Mr. Neil Chue Hong (PI), Dr. Mario Antonioletti, Ms. Selina Aragon, Johanna Walker. 

An article highlighting the importance of the Hidden REF, called Time to celebrate science’s ‘hidden’ contributors, features in Nature this week. 
This year the Software Sustainability Institute will be running a study to better understand the software and skills required for large-scale research computing. The results will inform recommendations for the policies and support required.
STRIDE is a £1 million project on socio-technical resilience in software development and is looking for people who do software engineering work in a research context (including both those who do and do not currently identify as RSE’s) to take part in a survey.
Johanna Walker writes about mapping policies and mechanisms provided by UKRI and other funders and stakeholders to support and promote digital skills in Arts and Humanities research.
Work led by the SSI on “Recognising the value of software: how libraries can help the adoption of software citation” has won a LIBER 2021 Award for Library Innovation, sponsored by OCLC.
Surveys are used in academia to collect data, investigate research questions, or to understand environments and drive policy. Can we improve their sustainability and reusability?
European Open Science Cloud's (EOSC) document on Scholarly Infrastructures for Research Software is now open for public consultation.

Photo by Jordan Madrid

The following guidance on good practice in submitting software outputs to REF 2021 has been developed by the UK Software Sustainability Institute in consultation with REF 2021 Sub-panel 11. It should be read in conjunction with the information already provided in the Guidance on Submissions (REF 2019/01, Annex K) and Panel Criteria and Working Methods (REF 2019/02, Paragraph 254 and Annex B).

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