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Tuesday, October 15 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Research software hackathon

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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 1:30pm - 5:00pm BST