Welcome to the monthly newsletter for the Research Software Engineering Community at The University of Sheffield.
Some sad news for the team - Anna Krystalli, who has been with us since the start, is going to be leaving in mid-April. Anna’s contribution to the university has been huge, particularly through the development and delivery of training which creates a legacy of reproducible, open research, and through sharing and using her deep knowledge of
Happier news: We’ll have a new team member joining us at the beginning of April, more details to follow. And we plan to recruit another team member in the next few months to partially replace Anna’s
Why not come to a Code Clinic? We’re keen to hear from you. Previous “cases” have included:
I think Code Clinics are good for the types of problems I can’t frame as a Google search as they’re just a bit to complex, or I don’t know the right terms!
LunchBytes are a monthly series of short talks from the research community on research software, data and infrastructure.
Software engineering in High Energy / Particle Physics, 17th March 2022 12:00-13:00 Talks include:
More details about the event are available on our website.
LunchBytes are organised by and for the research software community at The University of Sheffield. If you’d like to curate a session on a topic or present something, get in touch by emailing email@example.com - Or suggest topics on the jamboard
NIH issues a seismic mandate: share data publicly The data-sharing policy could set a global standard for biomedical research, scientists say, but they have questions about logistics and equity.
Time to celebrate science’s ‘hidden’ contributors Street children in Africa and a site engineer at a marine-biology research station are among those recognized in an alternative to the United Kingdom’s Research Excellence Framework. Hidden REF.
Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are running the first Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey in the UK - your chance to help shape UK government R&I policies and government funding decisions.
‘ffmpeg for beginners’ tutorial Tutorial on making “animated map things”.
Free book Scientific Visualization: Python + Matplotlib An open access book on scientific visualization using python and matplotlib
Engineering at AirQo: Who we are and What we do “For those who don’t know AirQo, we are Africa’s leading air quality monitoring, research and analytics network.”
Investigate high-priority use cases for exascale software: phase two Apply for funding to investigate high priority use cases for future supercomputers.
Unleash Your Data and Software Research students and staff at The University of Sheffield can now apply for an award of up to £5000 to make their research data or software more visible and reusable. Deadline 30th March.
Essential Open Source Software for Science (Cycle 5) The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications in support of open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research.
N8CIR Digital Research Infrastructure Retreat 28th March - 1st April - N8 CIR is hosting a five-day retreat to support the development of soft skills amongst the research computing support community. The deadline for registration for in-person attendance is Thursday 17 March, with remote registration closing on Thursday 24 March. Register now at https://n8cir.org.uk/dri-retreat/.
SSI Collaborations Workshop 2022, 4-7th April - The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.
rstudio::conf(2022) rstudio::conf, the conference for all things R and RStudio, will take place July 25-28 in National Harbor, DC!
Git & GitHub through GitKraken - from Zero to Hero! - There are still a few spaces available on our popular version control course in April. Visit the links below for more information and to register.
We will be scheduling more of these courses in the coming months.
The Sheffield RSE Team aims to collaborate with you to help improve your research software. They can provide dedicated staff to ensure that you can deliver excellent research software engineering on your research projects.
For queries relating to collaborating with the RSE team on projects: firstname.lastname@example.org
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