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2024 International Research Software Funders Workshop

Towards a monitoring framework to benchmark the ADORE.software recommendations and improve the sustainability of research software

Save the dates: September 9-13, 2024, in Uppsala, Sweden 

The SciLifeLab Data Centre and the Research Software Alliance (ReSA) are hosting an international workshop in Uppsala September 9-13, 2024. We are discussing pre-workshop and collocated events during the same week and recommend blocking the week. 

The workshop will focus on operationalizing the  Amsterdam Declaration on Funding Research Software Sustainability (ADORE.software) by developing a monitoring framework to benchmark how funders are currently supporting the sustainability of research software using the recommendations as a starting point. Additionally, the workshop will examine how such a  monitoring framework can be leveraged by funders and the community to prioritize critical areas for improvement. 

As the importance of research software – and the people who develop and maintain it – has become increasingly apparent, so has the need to sustain it. Funders can play a crucial role by ensuring structural support. During the workshop, participants will work together to explore how they can support the advancement of research software, and how they can measure this support. 

The workshop will build on the first (2022) and second (2023) international funders workshops, and Research Software Funders Forum, involving 60+ funding organisations from across the globe. The 2022 workshop initiated the drafting of the Amsterdam Declaration on Funding Research Software Sustainability (ADORE.software), which was released for signing at the 2023 workshop. 

Organisers and Steering Committee 

This event is being jointly organized by The SciLifeLab Data Centre and the Research Software Alliance (ReSA).

ReSA advances the research software ecosystem by collaborating with decision makers and key influencers. ReSA’s vision is that research software and those who develop and maintain it are recognised and valued as fundamental and vital to research worldwide. 

SciLifeLab is a national infrastructure of unique technologies and expertise available to life scientists, closely intertwined with our community of researchers in areas such as biomedicine, ecology and evolution. We bring scientists together across traditional boundaries and foster collaborations with industry, health care, public research organizations and international partners.

The vision of SciLifeLab Data Centre is to position Sweden at the global forefront of data-driven life sciences research.  Their mission is to facilitate world class research and enhance research quality by offering a suite of impactful services. They contribute to open science and removing barriers to reuse of research outputs, and  participate at the highest international level in technology development and shaping best practices and standards for data-driven life sciences research. Supporting research software is critical to advancing data-driven life sciences research and by supporting ADORE and ReSA, SciLifeLab looks to learn from these initiatives and how best to sustain research software. 

Steering & Programme Committee

Johan Rung, Hanna Kultima, Chris Erdmann, Anna Henriksson, Parul Tewatia, Harshita Gupta, Jonas Windhager (SciLifeLab) 

Daniel S. Katz, Eric Jensen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign & ReSA) 

Michelle Barker, Kim Hartley (ReSA) 

Colette Bos, Maaike de Jong (Netherlands eScience Center)

Laetitia Bracco (Université de Lorraine)

Melissa Harrison (EMBL-EBI)

Maria Cruz (NWO Dutch Research Council)

Andrew Treloar (Australian Research Data Commons)

Dario Taraborelli (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)

Josh Greenberg, Liz Vu (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Richard Gunn (UK Research and Innovation)

Qian Zhang (Digital Research Alliance of Canada)

Caxton Murira (Science for Africa Foundation)

International Research Software Funders Workshop on September 11 – 13:

  • Towards a monitoring framework to benchmark the ADORE.software recommendations and improve the sustainability of research software

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility requirements or requests, please let us know by contacting res-soft-forum-uppsala@googlegroups.com.

Venue

The workshop will take place in person at Uppsala University. 

Hotels*

List of hotels near the workshop venue, to be updated*

Contact 

Please note this workshop is open to funders of research software, open science, and open-source research software, as well as a few guests. If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation, please contact us at res-soft-forum-uppsala@googlegroups.com.

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