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

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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16
April
2021

BibLaTeX support for software (Was: Re: [rda-datacitation-wg] Data Citation - Participate in shaping BibLaTeX)

by Roberto Di Cosmo

[cross-posting this message to other groups that may find this relevant, with some context for them, apologies to the Data Citation WG for repetitions] Dear all, there is an interesting thread in the Data Citation WG about extending the @dataset entry in biblatex, which is just treated as @misc in biblatex today, and falls quite short of fitting the bill [1]. A year ago, we had a similar situation for the @software entry type, which is also just an alias for the @misc entry. Today, the situation has changed a lot,
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23
February
2021

FAIR4RS Community Consultation Feb-Mar

by Paula Andrea Martinez

The first combined output of the FAIR4RS working group is now available for community review until 10 March 2021.     Hello all,
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15
January
2021

Software sessions at the PIDapalooza party

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear RDA, FORCE11 & ReSA communities, I apologize for cross-posting, but I had to share with you the next big event - PIDapalooza! It is usually an informal conference that turns into a wild PID party. This year, due to COVID19, organizers decided to do something even better: **A 24-hours online PID party** If you never been before, this is your time to check it out for free! ---- Note the two excellent software sessions: *1. Intrinsic identifiers at work: what the users have to say*
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19
November
2020

FAIR + Software: decoding the principles on November 23rd at 15.00 CEST.

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear RDA, FORCE11 & ReSA communities, I apologize for cross-posting. The FAIRsFAIR project's first Milestone about software has been published in October and is now under community review. It has been collaboratively produced by work package 2 task 2.4 - FAIR services & software and had an early experts review by the joint RDA/ReSA/FORCE11 FAIR4RS WG steering committee. Here is the link to the Assessment report on ‘FAIRness of software’ (Gruenpeter et al., 2020)
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