The EOSC document on Scholarly Infrastructures for Research Software (SIRS) is out!

14 Dec 2020

Dear all,
a couple of months ago, the EOSC

has made
available for public comment a document dedicated to the future of *scholarly
infrastructures relevant for research software*, addressing in particular
the issues one faces when *archiving, referencing and describing* (research)
software source code, as well as giving proper *credit* to its authors.
We are now delighted to announce that the final version is now published.
It is available on the EU bookstore website and you can access it at
This document was developed over six intense months of work from the EOSC
SIRS Task Force that I had the honor to chair together with Jose Benito
Gonzalez from Zenodo/CERN at the request of Jean-Francois Abramatic, chair
of the EOSC Architecture WG.
The task force brought together members of the EOSC Architecture working
group and representatives of 9 established infrastructures of different
scope and size that are already concretely confronted with these issues
when handling (research) software: three *archives*, HAL, Zenodo and
Software Heritage, three Open Access *publishers*, Dagstuhl, eLife and
IPOL, and three *aggregators*, OpenAire, ScanR and swMath.
The document contains a wealth of information that may be of interest to
different RDA groups: with clear examples from real world infrastructures,
a broad panel of detailed use cases, and a roadmap for a future
architecture of collaborating infrastructures leveraging common standards
for metadata, and adopting widely intrinsic and extrinsic identifiers

On behalf of all the EOSC SIRS task force, I would like to thank all of you
that provided feedback and contributions.
Computer Science Professor
(on leave at Inria from IRIF/Université de Paris)
Software Heritage E-mail : ***@***.***
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