Specialised CDT Training Events


Earlier this month, Research IT provided training for the University’s Regenerative Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training.  The training was arranged by the Software Sustainability Institute, and was a two day Software Carpentry workshop. The instructors were Mike Jackson from EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and David Mawdsley from Research IT.

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Research Software Engineering (RSE) Cloud Computing Awards


Applications are now open for the RSE Cloud Computing Awards program, supported by Microsoft.  The goal of the program is to create a community bridging researchers, university stakeholders, regional teams, and national services, to better understand how Microsoft Azure can enable better, faster, and more reproducible research.

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Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme


Applications are now open for the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme which engages with individuals who are passionate about research software use and/or development and helps to support them to better understand the challenges faced by their domains.  The programme also helps to support them as ambassadors for better software practices in their areas of working and Institutions.

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CW17 Student Bursary Available


The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshops series bring together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software. Collaboration Workshop 17 (CW17) will take place on the 27th – 29th Mar 2017 at the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds.

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Collaborations Workshop 2017 (CW17): The Internet of Things and Open Data


The Collaborations Workshop 2017 (CW17) is the Software Sustainability Institute’s research software event of 2017. It brings together key members of the research software community to present, discuss, build, make, network and explore key and current areas of the research software landscape. Many RSE groups will have representatives attending.

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Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop: ‘Engineering Academic Software’



16252.1.BBy Carole Goble, Manchester Principal Investigator at the Software Sustainability Institute, and Mike Croucher, Robert Haines, and Caroline Jay, Fellows at the Software Sustainability Institute.

How should we build the research software of the future? This was the question under consideration at the Dagstuhl Perspective’s Workshop ‘Engineering Academic Software’, co-organised by the Software Sustainability Institute’s Manchester PI Carole Goble. Experts in the area from across the world spent an intensive week presenting, discussing, debating and writing, to define current problems in the field and determine how we could address them.

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Research Data Visualisation Workshop


The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) will be running the Research Data Visualisation Workshop on July 28th, 2016 at the University of Manchester. If you create data visualisations and plan to visualise new data sets or would like to know about data visualisation toolings and uses then this is the workshop for you.

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