Research Software Camp on research accessibility

The Software Sustainability Institute are starting to run Research Software Camps twice a year which will run for a fortnight and explore a topic around research software. Details of the first one, on research accessibility, below. Please do circulate to people you think might be interested.


The Software Sustainability Institute will host its first online Research Software Camp on research accessibility from Monday 22 February to Friday 5 March 2021. This is a free online event encompassing live sessions, web resources and social media activities. It will focus on different aspects of research accessibility, ranging from making tools, techniques, datasets, software and protocols used in research reproducible, open and sustainable, to exploring formats and tools to facilitate and improve accessibility for people with disabilities. We welcome anyone involved with research and research software from all career stages to attend any or all of the live sessions, and take part in our social media and website activities.

Keynote talk

Chris Hartgerink, from Liberate Science, will deliver a pre-recorded keynote talk on “Social Model of Inaccessibility” which will become available first thing on Monday 22 February, followed by a live Q&A session with Chris on 24 February at 3:30pm GMT via Zoom. This will allow participants to ask questions and start conversations around Chris’ talk. Register for free live Q&A with Chris.

Registration is also open for two free workshops:

"Sustainable Software Development for Researchers”

At this workshop, attendees will learn about the basic steps to prepare code for sharing with others and make it ready for citation in a research paper.

This workshop is run by Carina Haupt, Head of Group Software at the German Aerospace Centre. It consists of two sessions taking place on Thursday 25 February 13:00 to 17:00 GMT and Friday 26 February 9:00 to 12:30 GMT – participants attend both sessions. Register on Eventbrite.

“Boost your research reproducibility with Binder”

During this free workshop, we will discuss reproducible computing environments and why they’re important, show examples of others’ projects in and help you learn how to prepare a binder-ready project.

The workshop is run by The Turing Way, and will take place on Wednesday 3 March 2021, 10:00 to 16:30 GMT. Register on Eventbrite.

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