Research Software Community Forum - monthly update
During our August Research Software Community Forum, we discussed new funding calls, recent articles, and opportunities to contribute to the global research software community. We heard about the findings from a community paper on Nine best practices for research software registries and repositories. For further information and the community’s next steps, visit SciCodes, a consortium of scientific software registries and repositories.
We also learned about an exciting opportunity from Falling Walls Lab, a global interdisciplinary pitch competition for students and early-career professionals. Throughout the year, Falling Walls Lab open calls give international participants an opportunity to deliver a short pitch about their work; winners of the preliminary rounds are invited to Berlin for the Falling Walls Science Summit, held on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Our monthly call featured an informative talk on Canada’s research software landscape. Dr. Qian Zhang, Senior Analyst, Research Software, at the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) discussed key challenges and opportunities, highlighting why a national policy framework that is compatible with global practice is required to guide the development of research software in Canada. The Alliance plans to create a formal and permanent research software advisory committee, which will convene Canadian and international representatives.
Many thanks to everyone who joined the call and shared news from the research software ecosystem!
September Community Forum
This month, Dr. Tom Honeyman, Software Program Manager for the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), will speak about aligning publisher policies for sharing code. Join the call on 14 September at 23:00 UTC (in your time zone). Zoom link. Passcode: 446688. Download a calendar invite or subscribe to ReSA’s Community Forum mailing list for invites and updates.
Our community uses Slack to share news, resources, and opportunities. If you’re interested in connecting with others in the global research software community, join the ReSA Slack here.