Software Source Code IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar
IG Established

Software source code plays a critical role in all fields of modern research, where source code is written and developed to address a variety of needs, like cleaning, processing and visualising data.


Software source code is a necessary component for research reproducibility and reusability. 


Thus software source code should be properly curated in the same way as other research inputs and outputs such as research data and paper publication. Software source code developers and organisations that sponsor software development should also be properly credited and attributed.


This interest group will provide a forum to discuss issues on management, sharing, discovery, archival and provenance of software source code. It will pay special attention to source code that generates research data and plays an important role in scientific publications.


Information about sessions held at RDA Plenary Meetings can be found on the Group Wiki.


Recent Activity

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open! 

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


16 Apr 2019

EU Funds - ESoWC 2019 launches new challenges in collaboration with ECMWF deadline 21st April


ECMWF presents the second Edition of the ECMWF’s Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) 2019, an initiative to promote innovative weather-related open-source software. Developers from all over the world are invited to submit a proposal to solve one of the new challenges addressed by ECMWF’s mentors this year. Only the five best submissions will win £5000 each and the opportunity to develop their projects under the umbrella of ECMWF expertise.

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27 Mar 2019

Our session is coming: April 2nd, 11:30, Congress C

Dear all,
in just a few days we'll have the opportunity and the pleasure to meet
again: please notice that our session will take place on April 2nd, 11:30
in room Congress C

11:30 - 13:00 *Breakout 1

- *IG - * Software Source Code: Why and How Do We Care?

| Room: Congress C (Remote Access Available)

See you soon!


27 Feb 2019

Announcing the Paris Call on Software Source Code

Dear all,
I'm delighted to share the news of the publication of the "Paris Call on Software Source Code".

This Call results from months of intense work in collaboration with Unesco, culminating in a high level international expert meeting at Unesco headquarters in Paris on November 6th and 7th that I had the honor to coordinate.

29 Jan 2019

Preparing for our session at P13: we need your help!

Dear all,
as you have seen, our session proposal for P13 has been accepted,

In the program of our session [1] we have a group activity dedicated to
FAIR principles for Software Source Code, and we would like to ask your
help to make it successful.

May you share on this mailing list pointers to relevant work you are aware
of concerning FAIR principles when it comes to Software Source Code? I
would be very useful if you could provide also a very short summary of what
this relevant work contains.

24 Jan 2019

Research Software Source Code: why and how do we care? - P13 Session Accepted

Dear Working/Interest Group members,

Congratulations! Your session application - Research Software Source Code: why and how do we care? - has been approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13 Programme. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.