When developing research software, we need to know what we are going to write, who it is for (even if this is just us), how we will get it to them, how it will help them, and how we will assess whether it has helped them or not. A Software Management Plan can help us think about these and decide upon the processes and infrastructure we will use when developing our software.
Since deploying a prototype Software Management Plan service last year, we have been drawing together advice and guidance to help researchers write Software Management Plans. We have now published v0.1 of our Checklist for a Software Management Plan. Our checklist is complemented by extensions to DMPonline, the Digital Curation Centre's service for writing Data Management Plans, which now allows researchers to create personalised Software Management Plans.
Please see our page on Software Management Plans, for both our checklist and how to use DMPonline for writing Software Management Plans.
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