A National Approach to Research Software

Dr Tom Honeyman1, Paula Martinez1, Matthias Liffers1

1Australian Research Data Commons, Sydney, Australia


A sustained effort for recognition of data as a first-class output of research is paying off. Increasingly it is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Now is the time to lift recognition of research software as a first-class output of research, by making it seen, well-shaped and sustained. To guide this transformation, the Australian Research Data Commons has drafted an agenda with the key aim of recognition of research software as a first-class output of research.

This session aims specifically to bring together authors of research software to identify the commons needs of this group. This group includes research software engineers, researchers-who-code, professional software engineers or similar in roles either in or adjacent to research. Common interests include career pathways and credit, skills capability and distribution, and any other enablers of the valuable research software they create and maintain. This is research software whether it be nonce code hastily written to fulfil a step in a research project all the way through to a large well-engineered and maintained complex suite of tools used by thousands.

This session will lay out a framework to guide discussion during the session, pose a series of questions about priorities for software authors and seek feedback on gaps in this framework. The session will inform the prioritisation of items in the agenda for research software and seeks to identify willing partners in this transformation.


Bio to come.


Jul 06 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 06 2021
  • Time: 12:00 am - 1:00 am