Software Reuse, Repurposing and Reproducibility

Software underpins the creation and analysis of research data, some of this is standard commercial software or large scale open source projects; however much is individually produced and tweaked through the research process by those who are domain experts not necessarily computer scientists.

This project is considering issues of software re-use and identification. It will start by considering the issues pertaining to persistent identification of software and how particular pieces of computational research software may not only be identified but kept in a runnable state.

The first stage of the project is considering assigning of persistent identifiers, such as DOIs, to software and its releases and the relationship to working versions as demonstrated through recomputation.org. Read the Guidelines

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