About the Research Software Developers Network

Is part of your role developing software or electronic data for research, in any academic discipline? Would you like to meet others like you, share experiences, and learn from each other? Would you like help finding similar roles when your current contract ends? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the RSDN is for you.

Or are you a researcher or manager who needs help with software development for a project? Would you like somewhere to go for informal expert advice? Do you struggle to recruit people with the skills you need? Would you like access to a pool of talented individuals already employed by the University? If so, then the RSDN can help you.

We welcome involvement from all interested in these topics, in all parts of the University, whether you are a graduate student, or academic or support staff. Register to get the most out of this site and join the network.

Events

SSI Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop and Call for Papers

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 9:30am to Friday, 28 July 2017 - 5:30pm

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop brings together researchers, developers and educators to explore best practices when using containers and the future of research software with containers. Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) will take place from 27th to 28th June 2017 at Cambridge.

RSE conference

Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 8 September 2017 - 5:00pm

The RSE Conference is the only conference to focus exclusively on the issues that affect people who write and use software in research. It is not a standard academic conference! We welcome researchers, but we also want to hear from people who may not typically attend conferences. It’s a community conference: get involved and help us build the RSE Community.

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News

RSDN open meeting 9th Feb

The RSDN open meeting on Thursday 9th February welcomed Dr. Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT Services.

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Google Summer of Code 2017

[From the Software Sustainability Institute]

The first phase of Google Summer of Code 2017 launched on January 19th and by participating as an open source project or mentor you could help make this edition the best one so far. This is an opportunity to have that change to your IDE that you have dreamt of for months, remove the bottleneck in your data analysis pipeline or test a new idea by the end of August.

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New project aims to lay groundwork for reproducible research culture at Oxford

Reproducible Research Oxford is a project based at the University of Oxford. The project aims to lay the groundwork for a culture of research reproducibility at Oxford, focusing on training in the effective use of computational tools in research. These tools are widely used in some disciplines, and they can enable researchers to easily track the process leading from data to results, so that it is fully reproducible. However, researchers often lack the opportunities, incentives and confidence to make best use of these tools.

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