Resources for supporting policy change in research institutions in practice: A report from Subgroup 2 of the ReSA & RDA Policies in Research Organisations for Research Software (PRO4RS) Working Group

Michelle Barker, Domhnall Carlin, Jeremy Cohen, Eric A. Jensen, Catherine M Jones, Carlos Martinez Ortiz, Dan Rudmann

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This report presents one of the outputs of the Policies in Research Organisation for Research Software (PRO4RS) Working Group, which is co-convened by the Research Software Alliance (ReSA) and Research Data Alliance (RDA). The report highlights the challenges that the working group is addressing and our motivation for looking at them. It then summarises a variety of existing resources relevant to different stakeholders. As software has become an increasingly important element of research across almost all domains, there is a need for better recognition of the importance and value of software to modern research processes and outputs. This includes the need for research organisations to provide guidance and policies relating to research software, as part of the institutional change to more effectively support the sustainability and impact of research software that is now critical to the research enterprise. The PRO4RS Working Group is helping to support this shift by developing examples and recommendations for institutional policies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 09 Jun 2024

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