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This guide is the first in the Unit Testing for Scale and Profit series. In this guide we’ll look into techniques of automated testing to improve the predictability of a software change, make development more productive, and help us produce code that works as expected and yields desired results. We'll use Python for illustration purposes, but the concepts and approaches can be readily applied to many other languages.
Miquel Duran-Frigola, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of the Ersilia Open Source Initiative, underwent the online evaluation offered by the Software Sustainability Institute.
A new initiative has been launched to help Research Software Engineers (RSEs) stay connected while many national RSE conferences have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
EPSRC will be inviting applications for outline proposals for Research Software Engineer Fellowships from 30 June.
On 28 May 2020, the RDA published the pre-final version of their COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. This document is also complemented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.
By Alastair Downie, Head of IT at The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge This blog post was first published on the IT and Research Data Management in the Gurdon Institute blog.
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Replicability and reproducibility are the ultimate standards

Demonising researchers who publish their code discourages openness, say Neil Chue Hong and Simon Hettrick.
A report looks at the career paths and prospects of people working in academic data science in the US.
"The duty to document does not cease in a crisis, it becomes more essential."
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