Addressing Research Software Sustainability via Institutes

Daniel S. Katz, Jeffrey C. Carver, Neil P Chue Hong, Sandra Gesing, Simon Hettrick, Tom Honeyman, Karthik Ram, Nicolas Weber

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Abstract

Research software is essential to modern research, but it requires ongoing human effort to sustain: to continually adapt to changes in dependencies, to fix bugs, and to add new features. Software sustainability institutes, amongst others, develop, maintain, and disseminate best practices for research software sustainability, and build community around them. These practices can both reduce the amount of effort that is needed and create an environment where the effort is appreciated and rewarded. The UK SSI is such an institute, and the US URSSI and the Australian AuSSI are planning to become institutes, and this extended abstract discusses them and the strengths and weaknesses of this approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on the Body of Knowledge for Software Sustainability (BoKSS’21)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 21 Feb 2021
Event1st International Workshop on the Body of Knowledge for Software Sustainability -
Duration: 1 Jun 20212 Jun 2021
https://bokss.github.io/bokss2021/

Workshop

Workshop1st International Workshop on the Body of Knowledge for Software Sustainability
Abbreviated titleBoKSS’21
Period1/06/212/06/21
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