United States Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Conceptualization

The United States Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) is in the planning stages of a potential institute that will focus on software sustainability across all research areas. Some potential objectives for URSSI are to:
• Help research software projects grow, become sustainable, and develop a governance model
• Provide developers with good practices
• Track software impact and usage, which are difficult to measure and interpret
• Help grantees of major funders communicate and share resources with each other
• Give the public a better understanding of science
• Bring more diversity into the field
If you are interested in these topics, or sustainable software more generally, you can join the URSSI mailing list (see the bottom of and participate in the URSSI conceptualization discussion and future activities.
Curious to learn more about URSSI? Check out this article published by Better Scientific Software.

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