Webinar: Software management plans in research software

Posted by s.aragon on 25 July 2019 - 9:23am
Photo by Sam McGhee.

As part of the webinar series “Best practices for HPC software developers”, Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead at the Software Sustainability Institute, will be presenting the topic “Software management plans in research software.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 12:00 pm ET. 

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This webinar series is organised by the IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP).


Software is a necessary by-product of research. Software in this context can range from small shell scripts to complex and layered software ecosystems. Dealing with software as a first class citizen at the time of grant formulation is aided by the development of a Software Management Plan (SMP). An SMP can help to formalize a set of structures and goals that ensure your software is accessible and reusable in the short, medium and long term. SMP’s aim at becoming for software what Data Management Plans (DMP’s) have become for research data (DMP’s are mandatory for National Science Foundation grants). This webinar takes you through the questions you should consider when developing a Software Management Plan, how to manage the implementation of the plan, and some of the current motivation driving discussion in this area of research management.