status: Completed

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

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: Stefanie Kethers


 
This WG has now completed. If you have any questions about the group topic or the WG Output, please direct them to the Software Source Code Interest Group, which is ongoing.
 

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

27
July
2022

Funding opportunity for Open, Reusable Research Data and Software

by Roberto Di Cosmo

Dear all, I would like to attract your attention to *a new funding opportunity for Open & Re-usable Research Data & Software* . The following section of the call is for those of you who are interested in *research software*. *3. Processes and tools to describe, share, reference and archive software source code, in particular with the goal to enhance reproducibility of research results.* The objective is to develop tools and processes that leverage existing initiatives, such as the Software Heritage universal
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17
March
2022

[CfP] 3rd Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh 2022) @ TPDL 2022

by Andrea Mannocci

Apologies for cross-posting.   ===== Call for Papers ===== 3rd Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh 2022) at the 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2022), https://refresh2022.infrascience.isti.cnr.it   Date: 20th September 2022 Venue: Padua, Italy (COVID-19 updates may follow) Twitter: https://twitter.com/refreshworkshop
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02
March
2022

News from OSEC 2022: towards the software pillar of Open Science

by Roberto Di Cosmo

Dear all, many of us have been working for years to raise awareness about the importance of software as a pillar for (Open) Science. At Software Heritage, by building the universal archive of software source code, we are contributing a key common infrastructure for software in Open Science, and do our best to advance this subject. This appeared clearly during the celebratory event on November 30th at UNESCO headquarters
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27
January
2022

Job opportunity in Paris, France - Open Science community manager

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear software interest/working group members, We are happy to share that Software Heritage is in search of an *open science community manager*, this is a 2 to 3 years post. Deadline: March 31st 2022 The goals for our new open science community-manager are: - Improve Software Heritage’s outreach around the world - Strengthen the collaborations with research institutions - Organize community calls and events (online and hybrid) - Take part in the development of the ambassador’s program
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21
January
2022

News from Software Heritage, and invitation to the Open Science European Conference (OSEC) 2022

by Roberto Di Cosmo

Dear all, we are delighted to share with you our fifth annual report at Software Heritage , with a special mention for a high level event on November 30th at UNESCO headquarters
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09
July
2021

Re: [software-source-code-ig][scid][cure-fair][fair4rs] Breaking news: Software and Software Heritage in the new National Plan for Open Science in France

by Roberto Di Cosmo

Thanks Victoria, we still have a long path in front of us, but an engagement at Ministry level like this will open quite a few doors: let's keep up the good work. A non official translation of the original french document is now available at: https://www.ouvrirlascience.fr/second-national-plan-for-open-science/ Despite the imperfect english, it is well worth reading in detail: it contains a wealth of measures that cover all areas of Open Science. Best
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07
July
2021

Breaking news: Software and Software Heritage in the new National Plan for Open Science in France

by Roberto Di Cosmo

Dear all, I am delighted to share a great breaking news: yesterday afternoon the French Ministry of Research unveiled the second multi-annual National Plan for Open Science in France, that squarely puts software on a par with publications and data in research and Open Science, and announces a number of measures designed to open research software and better recognize software development in research. The official document is available online from the website of the French Ministry of Research
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11
June
2021

FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS Principles) for Community Review

by Paula Andrea Martinez

To our colleagues interested in FAIR4RS, *Apologies for cross posting, feel free to share this invitation*
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31
May
2021

[CodeMeta] We need you! provide feedback for CodeMeta v3.0 before June 15

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear all, Apologies for cross-posting. I'm writing to you today to get your feedback on a software metadata matter on the CodeMeta repository . If you haven't heard about the CodeMeta project and vocabulary, CodeMeta is a subset of schema.org classes SoftwareSourceCode and SoftwareApplications, providing additional properties for research software. CodeMeta vocabulary is in a json-ld format and developers can use a codemeta.json file to insert metadata in their repository. This metadata
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20
April
2021

[FAIR4RS][software-source-code-ig] VP17 software sessions

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear all, We are having two interesting software sessions at VP17, tomorrow (Wednesday 21th) and Thursday 22nd. The FAIR4RS WG session is on Wednesday 21th at 12:45 - 14:15 UTC| *Breakout 4* : FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) : Early Outcomes of the FAIR 4 Research Software: Definitions, Principles and Road Ahead The SSC IG session is on Thursday 22nd at 10:15 - 11:45 UTC| *Breakout 7:* Software Source Code : Scholarly Infrastructures and Quality Requirements of Software Source Code
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