Research software management, sharing and sustainability workshop: free events across the UK for researchers working with software

By Daniel Van Strien, on 4 January 2017

Jisc, in collaboration with the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield, University of Bath, University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, the British Library and STFC are inviting all researchers interested and passionate about developing or using research software to join a workshop on this subject.

Events are taking place across the UK, including a workshop at the British Library on the 12th of January, 2017. These free events invite researchers to:

• Share experiences and best practice around managing and sharing software for research
• Discuss and explain the blockers and issues you are having with the current best practice and why it is not working in your research group
• Work with others on developing new solutions for problems that might not have been tackled yet in this area

Spaces are filling quickly so you are recommended to register soon if you are interested in attending.

UCL researchers using – or thinking about using – software in their research have a range of support available to them at UCL. Research IT Services (RITS) can support researchers with research software development, research data storage and high performance computing. For researchers wanting to develop their software skills RITS also offers training. You can read about the support RITS has provided researchers at UCL on their Showcase page. 

 

Software as first class research output: UCL Research Software Dashboard

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 8 August 2016

The Research Software Development Group is part of UCL Research IT Services . The Group has recently launched its new Research Software Dashboard where you can discover software written at UCL or share your codes via GitHub. The Software List already covers a large range of research themes, including Psychology, Public health, Geography, Archaeology, Engineering and Physics. Explore the Dashboard now.

KeyboardThe Research Software Development Group also provides useful information on how to write and care for your software. Among their recommended resources for instance you will find a link to the Software Sustainability Institute’s top tips and guides.

The Group is available for consultancy and collaboration work with your research projects (fractional or full time effort as needed). Don’t hesitate to contact them, whether before appplying for a grant or during your project!