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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 http://urssi.us) 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.