Call: FAIR for Research Software Program

Application deadline: 6 March 2023

The call for applications for the FAIR for Research Software Program is now closed

  • Are you a TU Delft researcher working actively with code as part of your research?
  • Do you wish you could re-run your own code after a few months?
  • Do you find it challenging to collaborate with colleagues when developing your code?
  • Do you wish you could automate your work better?
  • Would you like to learn to adopt best practices to increase your coding productivity, and write more robust, reusable, and easy-to-share code?

The TU Delft Digital Competence Centre (DCC) is offering a 13-week ‚ÄėFAIR for Research Software Program‚Äô (FAIR4RS program) that aims to teach you the essential tools to create scientific software following the FAIR principles and how to apply them to your own project.

How does it work?

The program is designed as an active learning experience during which you will work on your research software project.

First, you will follow a Code Refinery workshop. In this workshop, you will become familiar with tools and best practices for scientific software development. This course will not teach a programming language, but will teach you the tools you need to do programming well and avoid common inefficiency traps. The tools you learn are practically a requirement for any scientist who needs to write code. The main focus is on using Git for efficiently writing and maintaining research software.

Next, during weekly 2-hour seminars, you will work on applying these tools and practices to your own research project through short assignments and active discussion, supported by members of the TU Delft Digital Competence Centre. Each week, we will focus on a specific topic covered during the Code Refinery workshop. The program is concluded with a short presentation during which you can share your results. A tentative schedule with the topic for each week can be found below.

Who can apply?

  • The FAIR4RS Program is for TU Delft early career researchers (PhD, postDoc) interested in applying open science and FAIR principles to their research software.
  • Participants join this program with a project that they either are already working on or want to develop during this program.
  • We encourage participants to apply as a team with colleagues to practice applying collaborative software development practices.
  • If you have participated in a previous Code Refinery workshop, you are welcome to apply for the weekly sessions only. Please indicate this on the application form. We will however give priority to participants who want to join both the Code Refinery workshop and the weekly sessions.



Call of applications opens January 30, 2023
Call for applications closed March 6, 2023
Kick-off meeting March 17, 2023
Code Refinery workshop (schedule) March 21-23 and March 28-30, 2023
Start weekly seminars April 5, 2023
End of program, final presentations June 9, 2023


How to apply?

This call is closed.
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Tentative schedule

Tentative schedule for the FAIR4RS program. We aim to host all sessions in person on the TU Delft campus.