Research Software Credit and Sustainability

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  • Daniel Katz

An ever-increasing fraction of research is dependent on software, much of it developed in academia. But the developers are often not recognized or rewarded for their contributions in the academic systems. In addition to recognition, resources are needed to sustain research software: to continue to make it available in the future, on new platforms, meeting new needs. This project examines both aspects: measuring and assigning credit for software, often via citation, and models for sustaining software projects. In addition, the concept of transitive credit has been developed as way to understand the interaction of multiple types of digital products and their impact on discoveries.

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