EPCC is to lead a UK project to maximise the value of software for researchers.
EPCC, based at the University, will take the reins of the newly established UK Software Sustainability Institute.
The SSI aims to preserve software beyond the lifetime of its original funding, customising it to maximise its value to future generations of researchers.
EPCC will work alongside academics and software engineers from the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester and the wider research community.
The Institute is being established with a £4.2 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
A range of disciplines are set to benefit from the SSI’s work. Early projects will include research into climate change, nuclear fusion and medical imaging.
The creation of the SSI will ensure that important software is sustained so that it can continue to contribute towards high-quality research.