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Software Carpentry Workshop 19-20 October 2022

We’re running an in-person Software Carpentry workshop in Parliament Hall on 19th and 20th October 2022. We’ll be covering working with the Unix Shell, Programming with Python and Version Control with Git. Full details…

FAIR Principles for Research Software Released

Via the Software Sustainability Institute. The FAIR4S Working Group has released version 1.0 of the FAIR Principles for Research Software. The working group was jointly convened by the Research Data Alliance, the…

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Coding Club is moving R workshops online

The Coding Club at the University of Edinburgh is moving its free R workshops online. As per their website, Coding Club “[wants] to replace statistics anxiety and code fear with inspiration and motivation to learn[…]…

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Getting started with GitLab

The University has a GitLab instance [VPN], which researchers can use to host Git repositories. It also provides other features to complement this core function, which I’ll touch on below. First of all, a few…

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Working From Home

We’re all working from home at the moment. Obviously, the regular routine is disrupted and there are more, or at least different, distractions to deal with, especially if you’ve got primary school-age children like I…

Attending SSI Collaborations Workshop remotely

Like most other people, the Research Computing team is now working from home. However, last week I took remote working a step further by attending a conference from my home office. The Software Sustainability…

The hidden REF

The Software Sustainability Institute announced this morning the launch of The hidden REF, a competition designed to recognise “all research outputs and every role which makes research possible”. 97% of outputs in the…

Events for Love Data week

The Research Data Management team have organised several events for Love Data week 2020 (10-14 February). Modern practices of sharing computational research by Alexander Konovalov (School of Computer Science). Tuesday…