We offer training workshops to researchers from Nordic research groups and projects in using state-of-the-art tools and practices from modern collaborative software engineering. Our three-day workshops focus on methods to build modular, reusable, maintainable, sustainable, reproducible, testable, and robust software.

Who is it for?

Our workshops are attended by MSc and PhD students, postdocs, researchers and more senior staff from a wide range of scientific backgrounds and with different programming experiences. Our code repository hosting and continuous integration service is open and free for all researchers based in Nordic universities and research institutes.


We provide code repository hosting for Nordic research software as well as a continuous integration service for automated testing. Please contact us if you would like to use these services.

Level of our workshops

It is assumed that participants already write code for their research but no expertise is required. Some experience in navigating the file tree and editing files in a terminal session is recommended. For beginners who don't yet write code but want to get started, we highly recommend attending a Software Carpentry workshop.

Meet the team

Bjørn Lindi


I used to be a HPC-manager, but I am transforming into a sustainable Research Software Engineer. My background is in electrical engineering and I have experience from different software companies. Do also enjoy baking, and make Ruislimmppu regularly.

Erik Edelmann

CSC- IT center for science

Used to be a physicist, but decided to leave research to others, and concentrate on fiddling with computers instead.

Sri Harsha Vathsavayi

CSC- IT center for science

Software engineer with background in software engineering research. Enjoys learning and discussing modern software engineering practices.

Jyry Suvilehto

CSC- IT center for science

Software engineer and data analyst with a weakness for craft beer and a penchant for travel.

Nikolai Denissov

CSC- IT center for science

Full-stack Web Developer. Adores Liferay and seals.

Radovan Bast

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Theoretical chemist turned into a computer geek. Working as senior engineer at the High Performance Computing Group. Enjoys teaching, learning, and discussing computer languages. Fan of the 8-bit graphics era, loves cooking and baking and aviation.

Sabry Razick

UIO University of Oslo, Norway

Working as a senior engineer at the department of research computing. Holds a PhD in informatics from University if Oslo.

Thor Wikfeldt

PDC Center for High Performance Computing

Application expert at the PDC Center for HPC in Stockholm with a background in chemical physics. Enjoys teaching, working at the interface between HPC and academic research and interacting with talented scientists during CodeRefinery workshops.


  • Richard Darst (Aalto Science-IT): has organized two workshops at Aalto university, contributed both as helper and as instructor, and has significantly contributed to the "Introduction to version control with Git" lesson


  • Lukas Berger (Technical University of Denmark): work on CI infrastructure
  • Pinja Koskinen (CSC - IT Center for Science): DevOps know-how and lesson material
  • Risto Laurikainen (CSC - IT Center for Science): maintained the GitLab service


CodeRefinery is a project within the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC). NeIC is an organisational unit under NordForsk.

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Radovan Bast
High Performance Computing Group
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
+47 776 44117