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Open source research software
Open source research software
In computational science and in computer science, research software is a central asset for research. For good scientific practice, the resulting research software should be open source software. Established open source software licenses provide sufficient licensing options, such that it should be the rare exception to keep research software closed. Proper research software engineering is required for obtaining reusable and sustainable research software. This way, software engineering methods may improve research in other disciplines. However, research in software engineering and computer science itself will also benefit from reuse when research software is involved. To study the state-of-the-art in this field, we analyzed research software publishing practices in computer science and in computational science, and observe significant differences: computational science emphasizes reproducibility, while computer science emphasizes reuse
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Hasselbring, Wilhelm
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Carr, Leslie
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Hettrick, Simon
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Packer, Heather
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Hasselbring, Wilhelm
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Carr, Leslie
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Hettrick, Simon
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Packer, Heather
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Hasselbring, Wilhelm, Carr, Leslie, Hettrick, Simon, Packer, Heather and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2020) Open source research software. Computer. (doi:10.1109/MC.2020.2998235).

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In computational science and in computer science, research software is a central asset for research. For good scientific practice, the resulting research software should be open source software. Established open source software licenses provide sufficient licensing options, such that it should be the rare exception to keep research software closed. Proper research software engineering is required for obtaining reusable and sustainable research software. This way, software engineering methods may improve research in other disciplines. However, research in software engineering and computer science itself will also benefit from reuse when research software is involved. To study the state-of-the-art in this field, we analyzed research software publishing practices in computer science and in computational science, and observe significant differences: computational science emphasizes reproducibility, while computer science emphasizes reuse

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Submitted date: 10 October 2019
Accepted/In Press date: May 2020
Published date: 30 July 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 437851
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437851
ISSN: 0018-9162
PURE UUID: 0de08fb1-c2f5-47cb-a2bd-4baf27ec75e4
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852

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Date deposited: 20 Feb 2020 17:30
Last modified: 05 Aug 2020 01:37

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Author: Wilhelm Hasselbring
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Author: Simon Hettrick
Author: Heather Packer
Author: Thanassis Tiropanis ORCID iD

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