Expert quote on article about the maintenance of academic code.
--- The comments were echoed by Neil Chue Hong, the director of the Software Sustainability Institute, who said that researchers were "not incentivised to maintain code".
"Without these incentives, the effort from academics will be solely focused on the publication of research results, and not the publication and reuse of the tools used to undertake that research."
He said there had been a surge in the volume of research that depended on software over the past two decades, but that the "effort required to support the software has not kept pace with software’s use in research".
"The proportion of research grants that are underpinned by research software has increased faster than the amount of funding to develop and maintain this software."
18 May 2020
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