Software sustainability

By Andrew Edmondson​​​​​​​, Mike Zentner, and Cristian A. Marocico. We’re writing this blog from the perspective of people who are responsible for helping researchers in our institutions develop their own software for their own research purposes. We want to help our communities to make the right decisions about the sustainability of their software – and therefore about their time and money.

By Matthew Upson, Data Scientist at Juro.

Are you working on a research software project, and would like to develop and scale your work? Would you like to create a business plan, understand cybersecurity, and learn about alternative funding models?

By Geraint Ian Palmer, Cardiff University.


Jisc offering a travel bursary for a PhD student to attend CW17 - apply now!

By Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director for Scientific Software and Applications at NCSA

The following evaluation is a short, free, online version of the full sustainability evaluation that the Institute can perform for your project.

Without software, modern research would not be possible. A report produced by participants of the Knowledge Exchange workshop on Research Software Sustainability, and authored by the Institute's Deputy Director, Simon Hettrick, recommends practices of software sustainability to minimise the risks of reliability and reproducibility of research.

The adoption of software has led to significant advances in research. But if we do not change our research practices, the continued rise in software use will be accompanied by a rise in retractions. Ultimately, anyone who is concerned about…

A collection of papers challenges related to the development, deployment, and maintenance of reusable scientific software has been published by the Journal of Open Research Software.

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