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Fourth Call for Projects

James P J Hetherington12 July 2013

UCL Research Software Development makes a termly call for free software development effort in line with UCL’s research priorities. The fourth such call has now opened. Proposals should be completed according to the submission guidance and emailed to rc-softdev@ucl.ac.uk. Supported projects will be carried out in the quarter following the call. Key staff from submitting groups should be available in the weeks following submission for discussions. Proposals will be reviewed by our academic governing bodies according to published selection criteria. The amount of effort allocated will be determined by these bodies in the light of the proposals, but will be around one to two person-months. Resubmission of proposals which have previously been submitted is welcomed. Groups looking to submit to this free call may also wish to consider accessing our provision of grant-funded software development effort.

The timeline for the current call is:

  • 11/07/2013 Call opens.
  • 01/08/2013 Call closes
  • 08/08/2013 Shortlisting
  • 12/09/2013 Final selection
  • 01/10/2013 Approximate project start
  • 20/12/2013 Project end

We look forward to receiving your proposals, and to working with you to build and maintain great research software.

Call for Proposals

James P J Hetherington28 January 2013

Submissions are invited to a UCL internal call for proposals for research software development.

We will be providing a termly call for free software development effort in line with UCL’s research priorities, and the first such call is now open. Proposals will be reviewed by our academic governing bodies, which are staffed by leading UCL computational academics. Proposals should be submitted by 14th February, emailed to rc-softdev@ucl.ac.uk following this guidance. Each supported project will be provided with 50% FTE for three months from April to June 2013. Key staff from submitting groups should be available in the period 21 Feb-7 March for discussions. A similar call will be issued in April for effort in the third quarter.

In addition to this cost-free provision, research teams preparing grants involving software development should consider involving the team as collaborators, costing programming effort from our developers into the grant – we can provide fractional or full time effort as needed, throughout the project or at critical intervals. Please get in touch to discuss details of costs and processes, by emailing rc-softdev@ucl.ac.uk.