Thursday, 13 August 2015

How should you license your software to meet funders’ expectations for sharing research data

Monday 14 September, 11.00 – 15.00
Computer Lab, University of Cambridge, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD

Do you know your options for software licensing? Have you heard of new funders’ requirements for software sharing? This workshop is your chance to get expert advice on these and other questions about software licensing. Our speakers include Neil Chue Hong, the Director, and Shoaib Sufi, the Community Leader from the Software Sustainability Institute.

The event is open to everyone and you are welcome to bring your questions to the workshop – there will lots of opportunities to discuss your queries at the sessions and during the dedicated networking lunch.

The workshop is also an excellent opportunity for the community to get together.


11.00 – 12.00 – How to choose a licence for your software?
  • Open Source licences
  • Various options to commercialise software
  • Is Open Science against commercialisation of software?
12.15 – 13.15 – How does software licensing fit into the RCUK expectations on research data sharing?
  •  RCUK expectations for software sharing
  •  Is software commercialisation allowed in RCUK policy?
  • Software/data sharing examples in EPSRC policy
13.15 – 15.00 – Pizza lunch and networking
  • Feel free to stay and discuss your questions in more details, and to network with colleagues from your field
Number of spaces is limited, so please register here for the workshop to secure your place.

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