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Tuesday, October 15 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Research software hackathon

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Participation in this workshop is free to registered participants of the FORCE2019 meeting, but required. Please indicate your workshop preferences via this form no later than October 4. Register for the #FORCE2019 meeting here.
Software is a cross-cutting concern in research for multiple reasons, including communication, reproducibility, open science/open scholarship and citation/credit. The purpose of this all-day hackathon is to bring together stakeholders who are actively working to improve the status of research software in the scholarly environment. Anyone who is interested in software as a research artifact is encouraged to participate.

During the hackathon, we will discuss a variety of different approaches to make software identifiable, citable, reusable and reproducible, and work towards both a common understanding of the issues and a shared set of guidelines. The hackathon will include a few presentations about research software challenges and institutional solutions, as well as various hands-on activities. Activities will be carried out in parallel tracks or sequentially, depending on the number of participants. The results will be summarised in a wrap-up discussion at the end of the workshop.

The activities used during the hackathon will focus on roughly two to four of the following categories, depending on the interests of participants:

Identifiers for software
  • Granularity of identification
  • Correspondence between different identifier schemas
  • Hacking the software citation graph
  • Exploring synergies

Metadata interoperability
  • Metadata mapping (CodeMeta)
  • Connections with WikiData

Data quality
  • Guidelines and checklists
  • Moderation process
  • Supporting reproducibility

Policies and incentives
  • Institutions
  • Evaluation committees
  • National research bodies
  • Learned societies
  • Publishers

Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm BST