Software Sustainability Institute

Submitted by neilchuehong on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:50

The Software Sustainability Institute is a national facility for building better software, founded in 2010. It provides guidance, training, tools, services and other resources to advance good practices for developing research software. These include a software evaluation serviceguides for researchers, developers and managers; and data and analysis on research software. The SSI runs workshops and initiatives to support the development of communities of practice, including the SSI Fellowship programme for developing research software advocates and providing support for the Society of Research Software Engineering. It is the UK coordinator for Carpentries training courses on foundational coding and data science skills for researchers.

The mission of the SSI is cultivating better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research (“Better software, better research”). In 2018, it was awarded funding from all seven UKRI research councils to cement its status as the world-leading hub for research software practice. 

Building on experience and expert understanding of the state of research software in the UK, the work of the SSI focuses around four objectives: 

  • nurturing the growth of communities of practice to foster the sharing of expertise across the entire research community, 

  • conducting research to provide insight into the use of software in research,

  • continuing enabling widespread adoption of research software practices, and 

  • offering training and guidance to help build a capable researcher community and increase the recognition of software in research. 

The SSI is operated by the universities of Edinburgh (lead), Manchester, Oxford and Southampton.

Disciplines
Biological Sciences, Health & Food
E-Infrastructure & Data
Energy
Environment
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
Public Policy or Delivering Public Services
Keywords
software sustainability
research software engineering
research software
research software engineers
software engineering

Get in Touch

Public Contact email
info@software.ac.uk

Address

Scotland
EH8 9BT
United Kingdom

Last updated on: 29 Aug 2020 : 06 am