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Existing efforts and practices related to Software Source Code in academia

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    Mingfang Wu

    Collaborative Notes Link:…

    Short introduction to the group and its aims (5 minutes)
    Presentation of the SCID WG output: Use cases and identifiers schemes for software source code identification (15 mins)
    Introduction and Invite to join the discussion in the FAIR4RS WG (10 mins)
    Summary of the activity in the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group including the ongoing task forces (CodeMeta, journals, repositories…)(15 mins)
    Overview of other ongoing working groups related to software in RDA (10 mins)
    Collecting existing practices when it comes to creating, using and preserving software in academia – group activity in separated subgroups (30 mins)
    Conclusion of group activity (5 minutes)

    Additional links to informative material
    For further information, see:

    Software Source Code Interest Group Charter
    Software Source Code IG Wiki (where metadata frameworks and use cases will be collected)

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) WG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The Software Source Code IG was founded in 2017, after a BoF session at the 9th Plenary. It aims to discuss issues on identification, management, sharing, discovery, archival and provenance of software source code, review and revise metadata for describing and discovering source code, develop guidelines for managing, describing and publishing software source code, collect and publish use cases of current examples and practices, and contribute software related expertise to other groups in the RDA which have a software aspect.
    During the P12 SSC IG session, a discussion to create a Working Group dedicated to software source code identification led to the creation of the Software Source Code Identification Working Group [SCID WG] which is a joint RDA and FORCE11 WG. This working group has completed its life-cycle with the supporting output:
    “Use cases and identifiers schemes for software source code identification”.
    At the last RDA plenary (VP15) we discussed the FAIR principles and started the process of creating a new working group, which was launched at the end of June 2020, the FAIR for research software working group [FAIR4RS WG]. The FAIR4RS WG is a joint initiative with ReSA and FORCE11. 

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Mingfang Wu

    Meeting objectives
    The objectives of the meeting are:

    Presenting working groups, initiatives and outputs related to software in academia.
    Collecting existing practices

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 1, Breakout 3

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