status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Roberto Di Cosmo, Martin Fenner, Daniel S. Katz

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Stefanie Kethers


Software, and in particular source code, plays an important role in science: it is used in all research fields to produce, transform and analyse research data, and is sometimes itself an object of research and/or an output of research.

Unlike research data and scientific articles, though, software source code has only very recently been recognised as important subject matter in a few initiatives related to scholarly publication and archiving. These initiatives are now working on a variety of plans for handling the identification of software artifacts.

At the same time, unlike research data and scientific articles, the overwhelming majority of software source code is developed and used outside the academic world, in industry and in developer communities where software is routinely referenced, in practice, through methods that are totally different from the ones used in scholarly publications. 
The objective of this working group is to bring together a broad panel of stakeholders directly involved in software identification.

The planned output will be concrete recommendations for the academic community to ensure that the solutions that will be adopted by the academic players are compatible with each other and especially with the software development practice of tens of millions of developers worldwide.

Posts

19
May
2020

CURE-FAIR case statement for review

by Limor Peer

Dear colleagues, The CURE-FAIR Working Group Case Statement is under community review until June 15, 2020. The goal of the WG is to establish guidelines and standards for curating for reproducible and FAIR data and code. The WG aims to engage with RDA groups working on related and complementary projects, and we invite you to review the document and provide feedback.
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18
May
2020

Invitation to review Case Statement

by Paula Andrea Martinez

Dear all, The newly formed working group FAIR for research Software (FAIR4RS) WG and its steering committee invites you to review and provide feedback on our submitted Case Statement before June 11, 2020. We intend to make all the documentation public, and continue to seek feedback at various points during the life of the working group.
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30
April
2020

[Announce]: biblatex-software, a bibliography style for software artifacts

by Roberto Di Cosmo

Dear all, this message is to announce the availability of the *biblatex-software* package, that adds support for properly managing software entries in bibliographies for BibLaTeX users. You can find it on CTAN at: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/b... *biblatex-software* introduces four specific bibliographic entries for describing respectively *software, software versions, software modules and
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09
April
2020

RDA P15 session Use cases and Software Source Code Identification

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear all, The Software Source Code Identification WG session took place during the virtual RDA Plenary 15 March 27th with 28 attendees (including presenters). The session was divided into 3 parts and included an activity with 4 breakout rooms.
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06
April
2020

CURE-FAIR session update - Virtual Plenary 15

by Limor Peer

Dear CURE-FAIR WG participants, Thank you for participating in the RDAV15 joint session of the CURE-FAIR WG and the Reproducible Health Data Services WG. Whether you attended on April 1 or 2 (or both!), we appreciate your time and willingness to engage with this work!
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31
March
2020

FAIR for research software session update - Virtual Plenary 15

by Paula Andrea Martinez

The session FAIR for research software (FAIR4RS) under the Software Source Code Interest Group (SSC IG) took place during the virtual RDA plenary 15
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26
March
2020

RDA virtual plenary: CURE-FAIR WG & Reproducible Health Data Services WG joint session on April 1 and 2

by Limor Peer

Dear Colleagues, As you know, RDA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 15th Plenary in Melbourne and to proceed with a virtual plenary meeting between 8 March – 10 April 2020.
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25
March
2020

[software-source-code-ig][scid] [softwarecitation] The joint RDA & FORCE11 Software Source Code Identification WG session- March 27th at 2pm UTC

by Morane Gruenpeter

- Hello all, - - During these complicated times, RDA has decided to continue the RDA Plenary online with the following programme: - - https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-virtual-plenary-programme - - We have scheduled the Software Source Code Identification WG session this Friday (March 27th) from 2 pm to 3.30 pm UTC. - The goal of this session is *collecting and specifying use cases* and
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20
March
2020

[software-source-code-ig][scid] The CodeMeta generator

by Morane Gruenpeter

Hi all, After a successful SSC IG meeting today, I am also happy to share some good news: Software Heritage has contributed the CodeMeta Generator to the community, and we are excited to continue collaborating on software metadata in the scholarly ecosystem. You can read more on our blog post [1 ]. We invite you to contribute to the development of this Open Source tool on the dedicated repository [2 ]. If you want to easily create a codemeta.json file, the tool is hosted on the CodeMeta site [3 ].
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17
March
2020

Re: [software-source-code-ig][scid] Plenary 15 reading materials FAIR4Software session and use cases for SCID session

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear all, I have some good news, we are maintaining the SSC IG FAIR for software session(s). We are planing 2 sessions this week, to accommodate timezones. Join us : - (Tonight!) Wednesday March 18th 2.30PM AEDT-GMT+11 https://tinyurl.com/s6ndvz7 or - Friday March 20th at 12PM CET-GMT+1 https://tinyurl.com/tw98ejf Notes will be shared for both sessions on this document:
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