The Policies in Research Organisations for Research Software (PRO4RS) Working Group is co-convened with the Research Software Alliance (ReSA) and aims to create a community of stakeholders involved in promoting and/or implementing policy that supports research software at the research institution level (e.g., universities, national laboratories). This will build on ReSA’s taskforce, Research institution policies to support research software, which is already building a collection of relevant institutional policies.
An increasing number of initiatives are focusing on implementation of research software within the context of FAIR and open science. Efforts to align policies from funders, journals, and governments are also in progress. However, there is a significant gap around how research performing organisations can develop and implement policies to help sustainability of software outputs and underpin research quality.