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Sunday, November 13 • 3:25pm - 4:05pm
How can we encourage researchers to release their software? How can we improve software citation?

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Research is increasingly dependent on software methods, yet for various reasons, these vital methods are often not shared, which makes research less transparent and less reproducible. Reasons for not sharing software include fear of judgment for "messy" code and a lack of incentives for releasing it. Though there is movement in encouraging software release and improving software citation, including the Center for Open Science’s Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, the publication of the Force11 Software Citation Principles and WSSSPE’s ongoing efforts on software publication, citation, credit, and sustainability, still many research codes are not released and software citation is not currently accorded the same respect as paper citation. The goal of this open discussion is to brainstorm ideas for improving software release and improving and elevating software citation. The questions to be discussed are:
What incentives can be provided to software authors for sharing their software?
How can we encourage software citation?
How can we encourage parity of software citation with paper citation?

Google doc: http://tinyurl.com/opencon2016sw

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Alice Allen

Editor, Astrophysics Source Code Library
I edit the Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL, ascl.net), a free online registry of source codes used in astro research. I'm interested in research transparency and reproducibility and getting research software developers credit, citation, and recognition for their contributions to science. Talk to me about research software, open science, and creating Source Code Libraries for physics and economics. Or talk to me about astronomy, biking... Read More →

Sunday November 13, 2016 3:25pm - 4:05pm

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