Resources for SIAM CSE21 presentation on Schrödinger’s Code

I am giving a presentation at the SIAM (virtual) Conference on Computational Science and Engineering today in a Minisymposium on Data-Driven Analysis of Scientific Software Quality, Availability, and Development Productivity to discuss research we published in 2018 and the relevance of our findings to scientific software availability. A link to the slides from the presentation is below, along with links to additional information.

Slides (PDF)

Paper: Schroedinger’s Code: A Preliminary Study on Research Source Code Availability and Link Persistence in Astrophysics
Data and code

Other studies mentioned:
Collberg C., Proebsting T. and Warren A. M. 2014 Repeatability and Benefaction in Computer Systems Research: A Study and a Modest Proposal, Tech. Rep. TR 14-04 (

Howison J. and Bullard J. 2016 Software in the scientific literature: Problems with seeing, finding, and using software mentioned in the biology literature, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 67 2137

Mangul, S., Mosqueiro, T., Duong, D., Mitchell, K., Sarwal, V., Hill, B., Brito, J., Littman, R., Statz, B., Lam, A., Dayama, G., Grieneisen, L., Martin, L., Flint, J., Eskin, E., & Blekhman, R. 2018, A comprehensive analysis of the usability and archival stability of omics computational tools and resources, bioRxiv

Rewarding the effort involved

How to fund research software development
Essential Open Source Software for Science
DOE to Provide $12 Million for Research on Adapting Scientific Software to Run on Next-Generation Supercomputers

Citations for software
FORCE11 Software Citation Principles
FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group
Software must be recognised as an important output of scholarly research

Career path
The Society of Research Software Engineering
US Research Software Engineer Association


Better Scientific Software (BSSw)
Software Sustainability Institute
How to Professionally Develop Reusable Scientific Software—And When Not To

Changes in journal practices

In which journals should I publish my software?
Software with impact
An empirical analysis of journal policy effectiveness for computational reproducibility

Better support through technology

Tools for working with CITATION.cff files
Create a CodeMeta file
Getting a DOI for your code

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