April 2022 Newsletter

26 April 2022 17:00

The University of Sheffield Research Software Engineering Community Newsletter April 2022

Welcome to the monthly newsletter for the Research Software Engineering Community at The University of Sheffield.

Come to a Code Clinic

Why not come to a Code Clinic? We’re keen to hear from you.

Code Clinics are fortnightly supported sessions run by the RSE team and IT Services’ Research and Innovation IT (ITS R&I) team. They are open to anyone at TUOS writing code for research to get help with programming problems and general advice on best practices.

At each session, members of the RSE and/or ITS R&I teams will be available to review code, advise, troubleshoot, and suggest ways to improve your computational workflows.


LunchBytes are a monthly series of short talks from the research community on research software, data, and infrastructure.

In May’s edition of LunchBytes on the 19th of May, we’ll be getting together to show off our favourite tools that help with using git and GitHub. Think: command-line tools, IDE plugins, GitHub/Lab features, etc.

If you have a git tool you’d like to let others know about - get in touch with the host at d.wilby [at] sheffield.ac.uk

LunchBytes needs YOU!

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 lunchbytes-organisers-group@sheffield.ac.uk - Or suggest topics on the jamboard.



Funding Opportunities

  • Better methods, better research - Apply for funding to improve the methods used by others in biomedical and health research. The closing date is 15 June 2022.


  • RSECon22 - RSECon2022 will be held in the Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle University.

  • Archive of Tomorrow – Health (Mis)Information on the Web - Join The Archive of Tomorrow project for a half-day event exploring the issues involved in archiving online health information. Thursday, 28 April.

  • The Turing Way Project - Join our speakers to talk about the role of conferences in scientific collaboration, and the trade-offs involved in this shift back to in-person conferences. Friday, 29 April.


Git & GitHub through GitKraken workshop - from Zero to Hero! Visit the links below for more information and to register.

Sheffield RSE Team

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.

The Sheffield RSE Team provides free Code Clinics (in collaboration with IT Services), plus paid services that allow us to collaborate longer term.

Contact Us

For queries relating to collaborating with the RSE team on projects: rse@sheffield.ac.uk

Information and access to JADE II and Bede.

Join our mailing list so as to be notified when we advertise talks and workshops by subscribing to this Google Group.

Queries regarding free research computing support/guidance should be raised via our Code clinic or directed to the University IT helpdesk.