2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture Hall 55.02
We are very happy to welcome within the CRC 1333 Colloquium Series:
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm
IWS, University of Stuttgart
Topic: “A Sustainable Infrastructure Concept for Improved Accessibility, Reusability, and Archival of Research Software“
Research software is an integral part of most research today and it is widely accepted that research software artifacts should be accessible and reproducible. However, the sustainable archival of research software artifacts is an ongoing effort. We identify research software artifacts as snapshots of the current state of research and an integral part of a sustainable cycle of software development, research, and publication. We develop requirements and recommendations to improve the archival, access, and reuse of research software artifacts based on installable, configurable, extensible research software, multi-modal data representations, and sustainable public open-access infrastructure. Research software artifacts can be reused in varying scenarios. To this end, we develop a multi-modal data representation concept supporting multiple reuse scenarios. Examples of research software artifacts that can be viewed as different modes of the same software-based research result are installation-free configurable browser-based apps to containerized environments, descriptions in journal publications and software documentation, or source code with installation instructions. We discuss how the sustainability and reuse of research software are enhanced or enabled by a suitable archive infrastructure. Finally, at the example of a pilot project at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, we outline practical challenges and experiences.
The CRC cordially invites all who are interested to the lecture.