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Developing software licensing guidance for BBSRC workshop

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Date: 24 April 2017, 10am – 5pm
Venue: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, M1 4PH
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BBSRC is organising and co-sponsoring this workshop.


The Software Sustainability Institute in conjunction with ELIXIR-UK and BBSRC are organising this workshop to develop community advice to BBSRC on:

  • The areas within the life sciences where software is being used, and
  • Appropriate written guidance for applicants and reviewers on how to make software reusable

Workshop attendees are drawn from a wide range of stakeholders representing life sciences researchers, research software engineers, funders, infrastructure providers, industry, legal experts, and related fields.


The workshop format will consist of scene-setting introductions, followed by two sets of discussions to agree and formulate specific guidance for BBSRC reviewers, applicants and users describing how to make software (re)usable that can be made available on the BBSRC website.

Additionally, it is hoped that the workshop will provide a greater insight into the areas within the life sciences where software is being used and the current barriers to reuse.

How to register

For more information and to register your interest, visit: Eventbrite: Developing Software Licensing Guidance for BBSRC Workshop.