Dutch eScience centre and DANS publish document: Research Software at the Heart of Discovery - Principles of Academic Software Sustainability
24 Feb 2016 Amsterdam - The Dutch eScience centre NLeSC and the data Research Infrastructure DANS published a document: Research Software at the Heart of Discovery - Principles of Academic Software Sustainability. The document sets out the need for increased attention to academic software sustainability and research software practice in general. The key recommendations are to use existing organisations and models to develop a coordinated effort in The Netherlands to promote good research software practice and software sustainability. Furthermore to evelop software - and data - carpentry training for new PhDs and promote research software as a citeable scientific deliverable of equivalent value to publication. It is also recommended to ensure recognition and career paths for software research engineers and to develop academic models for sharing and disseminating research software.