Coordinating mechanisms for making code visible

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28 Oct 2022

Coordinating mechanisms for making code visible

Submitted by Paula Andrea Martinez

Meeting objectives: 

This BOF aims to discuss research software visibility and existing mechanisms to make code visible with the RDA community. We would also like to collect community input about other mechanisms and future coordinated actions. This BOF has the potential to accelerate the adoption and implementation of RDA outputs, such as the FAIR4RS principles, and promote the implementation of the FORCE11 software citation principles. We invite repository managers, software project owners, software catalogue maintainers, research software authors, software preservation, archival experts and publishers. 

We intend to cover the following topics of discussion:

  • Code in papers: Credit and acknowledgement (how to cite software directly)

  • Code in repositories: Repositories making provenance metadata available (roles: data infrastructure providers, data custodians / stewardship)

  • Code in institutions: Record keeping (what is the institutional role)

  • Code in the world: Discovery for reuse (producer)

Meeting agenda: 

The time and date of this session is: Breakout 1 Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 1:00 PM UTC

For more details see the session collaborative notes:

During this BOF we will share existing code sharing mechanisms that are worth connecting. The examples will come from institutional or regional efforts, such as guidance, repositories' purpose to make metadata more interoperable, etc. 




5 minutes 


10 minutes

What do we mean by code visibility and what is the importance of code visibility?

35 minutes

Short lighting talks that discuss each or some of the points listed above

10 minutes

What can we learn from these initiatives? Space to ask the community

25 minutes

Group discussion on how to advance this work

5 minute











Collaborative session notes:

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Short introduction describing any previous activities: 
BoF chair serving as contact person: 
Meeting presenters: 
Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Leslie McIntosh, Ripeta, A Digital Science Company| Alison Specht, University of Queensland |Alice Allen, ASCL| Paula Andrea Martinez, ARDC
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Contact for group (email): 
Driven by RDA Organisational Member: 
Applicable Pathways: 
FAIR, CARE, TRUST - Adoption, Implementation, and Deployment
Data Infrastructures and Environments - International
Research Software