URSSI Projects

New School in Research Software Engineering

Kyle Niemeyer • September 7, 2022

As part of a set of connected activities under the banner of the US Research Software Sustainability Institute, this grant funds an effort by Kyle Niemeyer, Associate Professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, to develop and run four, weeklong “beyond introductory” winter/summer schools for researchers who want to deepen their software engineering skills.

Characterizing Research Software from NSF Awards

Nic Weber • September 5, 2022

This EAGER project will investigate the development and maintenance of software produced in research projects funded by the National Science Foundation. The goals of this project are: To understand what factors influence software sustainability by gathering data from grant-funded research projects; To describe current models of sustainability planning and suggest potential new models that could increase the likelihood of achieving long-term software sustainability; and To develop new methods to evaluate research software sustainability.

Policy Research around software sustainability

Daniel S. Katz • September 5, 2022

The URSSI policy project asks “How can policy be used to increase the sustainability and impact of research software in the scholarly research community?” It has three objectives: 1) Influencing positive policy changes, 2) Understanding why such changes succeed and fail in this context, and 3) Planning for future policy work based on these lessons.

The project will rely on a postdoc, and is currently seeking the right person; see the job posting

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