Collaborations Workshop 2021 Call for proposals: mini-workshops and demo sessions
The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) will take place from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April 2021 online. The themes for CW21 are FAIR Research Software, Diversity and Inclusion, and Software Sustainability. For more information, please visit the event website here:

Mini-workshops and demo sessions will give an in-depth look at a particular tool or approach related to the CW21 themes and a chance to query developers and experts about how this might apply to participants' areas of work. If you are interested in running a 30 minute session to:

- Demonstrate a particular software product, approach or standard
- Deliver specific training or an interactive tutorial
- Conduct information gathering or explore a topic

or another idea, please fill out the form below. Accepted Mini-workshops will be facilitated in parallel sessions.

If a single 30 minute session is not long enough to achieve your goals, feel free to request two sessions in your response to Question 10 (if accepted, please note that your full session would be split across the two days).

Please note that Mini-workshop and demo sessions will be recorded and published to the Institute’s Youtube channel ( under a Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) license after the event unless requested otherwise.

The deadline for proposals is 23:59 GMT on Sunday, 31 January 2021.

We will notify applicants of the outcomes by 12 February 2021.

If you have any questions, please email CW21 Chair Rachael Ainsworth at

The data collected by this form is subject to the Privacy Policy within the CW21 Participation Guidelines -
Email address *
1. First name *
2. Surname *
3. Home institution *
4. Session collaborators
Please include First Name, Surname, Home institution and email address for any additional collaborators on this session proposal, each on a separate line.
5. Mini-workshop or demo session title *
If your session is accepted this title will be made public on the CW21 website.
6. Mini-workshop or demo session abstract *
If your session is accepted this abstract will be made public on the CW21 website, so please write this as a public description containing 200-400 words.
7. Mini-workshop or demo session theme(s) *
Which of the CW21 themes does your mini-workshop or demo session fit into? (Select all that apply.)
8. Mini-workshop or demo session description *
Please describe your mini workshop's aims and outcomes, and how the session connects to the themes of CW21.
9. Will your session require the use of breakout rooms? *
10. Any special requirements, prerequisites for participants or other information you would like to include about your proposed session?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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