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Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.
Are you involved in the management or execution of funded projects whereby the research was dependent on bespoke software? You are invited to participate in the Impact of Management and Process on Research Software study (IMPARS) led by Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Sorrel Harriet. 
By Jeremy Cohen, EPSRC RSE Fellow, Imperial College London. In the weeks running up to the RSE Conference, myself and some colleagues will be providing our thoughts on the questions people have submitted for our panel discussion with senior university management about how RSEs are being supported within academia. (You can submit more questions and vote on the current questions on Sli.do.) Question: How do you start an RSE group at a university that only has scattered RSEs in different departments?
By Nikoleta Glynatsi, Cardiff University, Software Sustainability Fellow. The International Conference on Social Dilemmas (ICSD) is a cross disciplinary gathering of psychologists, philosophers, computer scientists and mathematicians. It’s focused on topics broadly related to social dilemmas, such as conflicts between narrow self-interest and collective well-being. This year’s ICSD was the 18th instalment of the conference and it took place in Sedona, Arizona from 3 to 7 June 2019. 
By Reka Solymosi, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. From 4 – 5 April 2019, I attended the Women in Data Science Zurich 2019 conference as an invited speaker to talk about my research involving ‘new’ forms of data. In particular the use of crowdsourced data collection methods to gain insight into people’s perceptions and subjective evaluations of their environments.
By Connie Clare, TU Delft.  This post was originally published on the Open Working blog at TU Delft.  TU Delft Library met Data Champions from the Department of Biotechnology, Victor Koppejan and Raúl A. Ortiz Merino, to celebrate their Software and Data Carpentry workshop success.
By Anna Krystalli, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow It was great to be at CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 a few weeks ago. Not only did I join a fantastic group of people who are a joy to spend time with, extremely knowledgeable and generous with that knowledge, but, with such a focus on active learning, it was also the perfect event for running the first ReproHack in the series and gathering feedback to guide future development.
By Edward Wallace, Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Group Leader in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Edinburgh.  Edward Wallace writes about his experiences getting involved with skills development for biologists through The Carpentries, for which the Software Sustainability Institute is the UK coordinator. 
By Lucy Whalley, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. Some, or perhaps most, of the readers of this blog will be aware of The Carpentries project, which teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers. The Carpentries has been a huge success, training thousands of researchers worldwide. But I’ve often thought – what happens after the basics are in place? This is where initiatives like Code Refinery come in.
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