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Grant Ensures Sustainable Future For Software


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The University of Edinburgh's EPCC will help optimize strategies for strengthening, adapting, and customizing software.

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The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) has been launched in the United Kingdom to help research communities in various disciplines manage their software tools beyond the lifetime of the original funding. The University of Edinburgh's EPCC will work with academics and software engineers at the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science and the University of Manchester's Department of Computer Science to optimize strategies for strengthening, adapting, and customizing software, and to share best practices with 30 to 40 research groups.

"The issue at the moment is that there are no coordinated ways of sustaining important research software once it comes to the end of its funding," says SSI director Neil Chue Hong. "The creation of the SSI will ensure that important software is sustained so that it can continue to contribute towards high quality research."

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