By Simon Hettrick

Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute

Co-Director, Southampton Research Software Group

Software in research:

in general and in Southampton

19 December 2018 - Commercialising code workshop Southampton     @sjh5000      ORCID: 0000-0002-6809-5195

Is software important to research?

These slides: bit.ly/CommercialCodeSoton

Use

software

Fundamental to

results

Develop own code

69%

92%

56%

Percentage of cross-council funding into software-reliant research

Software in publications

65%

31 UK institutions ~ 600k papers

Software is rapidly becoming the fundamental research tool

This is good...

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of researchers who develop

code have no training

24%

of group leaders looking to commercialise code would not feel comfortable sharing their code

50%

REF 2014 publication submissions

>15,000

REF 2014 software submissions

58

You can't have reliable results without reliable software

 

You can't commercialise code unless it's reliable

 

Producing reliable code is easier if you have access to software engineering expertise

Increasing access to software experts

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Recruiting expertise is difficult...

 

...retaining expertise is phenomenally difficult

Research

Software

Engineering

Researcher

Software

Engineer

Research Software Engineer

bit.ly/HistoryRSE

RSE Groups at

20 organisations

www.rse.ac.uk

www.rsg.soton.ac.uk

What do we do?

  1. Advice

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What do we do?

  1. Advice

  2. Software engineering

TopoMD

Illustrating relationships between clusters of gene expression

Activity Mapper

Coordinating and sharing outreach activities

rsg.soton.ac.uk/consultancy

What do we do?

  1. Advice

  2. Software engineering

  3. Training

Results of teaching version control

rsg.soton.ac.uk/training

What do we do?

  1. Advice

  2. Software engineering

  3. Training

  4. Community building

Commercialising code

These slides: bit.ly/CommercialCodeSoton

Licence

More details: https://goo.gl/CoS7ao

Agreement with university and collaborators

Understand your market

Studies

  • Software survey:
    https://www.software.ac.uk/blog/2017-09-06-journey-reproducibility-excel-pandas
     
  • Grants data analysis:
    https://github.com/softwaresaved/software_in_grants_GTR
     
  • Publication analysis coming soon

 

Contact

s.hettrick@software.ac.uk

@sjh5000

ORCID: 0000-0002-6809-5195

Licence

 © Simon Hettrick 

These slides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International 

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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