Visible Research Software Interest Group
The VRS IG sparks community conversation via a vibrant and open online discussion forum to make research software visible, cited, published and FAIR. Initially, the forum is the platform to discuss actions that can be achieved in our circles of influence. The end result is improved recognition of research software and its authors, less duplication of effort and more reuse of software assets.
Stimulate community participation to share existing guidance, embrace new ideas (policy, incentives, partnerships, etc. ), expand networking and advance together.
Increase awareness of national and international guidance to improve the visibility of research software locally by encouraging reflection and adoption.
WHO SHOULD JOIN THE GROUP?
Research software is defined to include source code files, algorithms, scripts, computational workflows and executables created during the research process or for a research purpose (Gruenpeter et al., 2021).