Software Source Code IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar
IG Established

Software source code plays a critical role in all fields of modern research, where source code is written and developed to address a variety of needs, like cleaning, processing and visualising data.


Software source code is a necessary component for research reproducibility and reusability. 


Thus software source code should be properly curated in the same way as other research inputs and outputs such as research data and paper publication. Software source code developers and organisations that sponsor software development should also be properly credited and attributed.


This interest group will provide a forum to discuss issues on management, sharing, discovery, archival and provenance of software source code. It will pay special attention to source code that generates research data and plays an important role in scientific publications.


Information about sessions held at RDA Plenary Meetings can be found on the Group Wiki.


Recent Activity

06 Dec 2017

Re: For Info: Call for Proposals for Plenary 11 closes December 28

> Dear group members,
> I am your TAB liaison.
> I want to remind you that the call for proposals closes on December 28.
> More details at
> I would encourage you to submit a proposal!
> I will be on Annual Leave from December 15, but would be happy to work
> with you on your proposal prior to this, if that would be useful.

16 Sep 2017

Reminder: IG meeting on Tuesday 19th, 14:00, Mansfield 2

Dear all,
we are quite excited as we are going to meeting you all in Montreal
quite soon!
All informations on the meeting are here, including instructions for remote
For your convenience, time and location of the physical meeting are in the
subject of this message.
See you in beautiful Montreal!
Roberto Di Cosmo and Neil Chue Hong

13 Aug 2017

FYI: International Coalition on Science Gateways

On behalf of Michelle Barker, I'm forwarding this announcement that might
be of interest to some of you.
The International Coalition on Science Gateways will hold a meeting at the
RDA Plenary in Montreal , Canada, on 18 September 2017. The International
Coalition on Science Gateways aims to provide an international forum for
the science gateways community, and this meeting will discuss the
Coalition’s short and long-term goals.
The International Coalition on Science Gateways’ vision is to provide an

13 Aug 2017

Welcome on the Software Source Code Interest Group Mailing List!

Dear all,
this is the first message on the dedicate mailing list for our Interest
Group on Software Source Code.
We will have our first meeting during the next RDA plenary session.
The final schedule is now public, you can find it here:
Our session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th, 14:00-15:30, please
mark it in your agenda, and plan for attending!