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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.

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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).

Two new reports have been published making a set of recommendations for the Digital Humanities landscape. 
The Open Evidence Bank (OEB) is a curated collection of articles and data that contribute to our understanding of the research software landscape.
By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director. How do you choose which categories are needed to represent all possible research outputs? That's the problem we're facing at the Hidden REF. Rather than solve it ourselves, we've handed the problem to the research community who have much more knowledge about the range of new categories we're going to need. In this post, I’m going to take a look at the suggestions people have made over the last couple of months. What do you think about these new categories?
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By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.

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