Research Software Indaba

Bringing together stakeholders in research software and systems development

19 May 2023

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

About the event

Talarify and the Research Software Alliance (ReSA) are hosting an information and discussion session to spotlight global and local research software ecosystem developments and explore how these developments may impact and benefit local organisations and communities.

Software has become an essential constituent of research, and research software is starting to be seen as an equal partner of research data in critical international policy documents such as UNESCO and the OECD. However, support and recognition of the importance of research software and the people who develop and maintain it have failed to keep pace with the scale of the use of research software in research.

Participants will engage in conversation with international and local organisations and peers about:

  • opportunities and resources that could support research software development teams
  • funding opportunities and the need for policy
  • existing local and global initiatives related to research software development
  • capacity development and training initiatives
  • common challenges and solutions
  • and more…

There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and sharing experiences. The meeting organisers will support the development of a concrete output from the meeting, such as a report or summary document.

This is the first meeting of its kind on the African continent.

Please note this workshop is open to decision-makers affiliated with organisations that train and/or employ research software and systems developers as well as funders and policy-makers, by invitation. If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation, please contact us.

Limited space is available.


Decision-makers & funders

Invitees include key decision-makers and funders in the South African research software ecosystem

Interdisciplinary and intersectoral

We have invited stakeholders from humanities, astronomy, bioinformatics, high-performance computing, industry, academia, and NGOs

Highly interactive

The programme offer opportunity to share experiences and learn from others


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