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

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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02
November
2020

[software-source-code-ig][scid][cure-fair][fair4rs][softwarecitation] RDA VP16 software sessions

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear RDA & FORCE11 communities, I apologize for cross-posting. Software has become a hot subject in the RDA community and there will be 6 different sessions about software or code during the next RDA Plenary (VP16) held next week between November 9 and 12 virtually in Costa Rica. Here are the sessions you should note if you are interested in software: - Software Source Code IG meeting [1] where the Software Code Identification WG output will be presented. - FAIR software roadmap BOF meeting [2]
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27
October
2020

[request for input] Challenges with computational reproducibility

by Limor Peer

Dear All, A quick reminder that we are seeking your input: We invite you to share your pain-point stories relating to computational reproducibility (i.e., the ability to repeat the analysis and arrive at the same results). Whether you are a researcher, data manager, repository manager, publisher, or otherwise involved in the research enterprise -- we want to hear about your experiences!
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23
October
2020

EOSC document on Scholarly Infrastructures for Research Software now open for public consultation

by Roberto Di Cosmo

[ message sent to CURE-FAIR WG, PID IG, SSC IG, SCID WG, and FAIR4RS WG ] Dear all, as many of you surely know already, the EOSC
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27
August
2020

[Extend community review] SCID WG's output: use cases and identifiers schemes for persistent software source code identification

by Morane Gruenpeter

The joint RDA and FORCE11 Software Source Code Identification WG has produced the conclusive output: use cases and identifiers schemes for persistent software source code identification.
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14
August
2020

[Extended deadline] Call for abstracts: RefResh Workshop @ SocInfo 2020

by Andrea Mannocci

Dear colleagues, Apologies for cross-posting.   ==== Call for Extended Abstracts ==== 2nd Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh 2020) at the 12th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2020)
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09
July
2020

[SCID WG] The SCID WG output is now public for community review

by Morane Gruenpeter

Dear SCID working group and authors, Thank you very much for your contribution to the recently published output, which is now under community review. Here is the link to the RDA page of the output that you can share: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/rdaforce11-software-source-code-identi... And a direct link to the Google document of v1.0 on which we will be answering comments:
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