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.

News

Mozilla Fellowships for Science - applications open

The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.

They are looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2016 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.

New Twitter account for RSDN

The Oxford Research Software Developers Network has a new Twitter account. We will be tweeting news and events relevant to the network.

You can follow us @OxfordRSDN.

New Journal of Open Source Software

The Journal of Open Source Software is a new open source developer-friendly journal for research software packages. It's designed to make it as easy as possible to create a software paper for your work: if a piece of software is already well documented, then paper preparation (and submission) should take no more than an hour.

The JOSS "paper" is deliberately extremely short and only allowed to include:

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