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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Wednesday, September 18 • 09:30 - 09:55
#3A1 - Citation and Software Discovery - How to learn which software is developed in your institution?

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I will present the Code4REF project (https://code4ref.github.io/) which aims at providing guidelines on recording research software in CRIS (Current Research Information Systems). Many universities use CRIS to record research publications, e.g. to display them on their webpages and, in the UK, for preparing submissions for REF (Research Excellence Framework) and reporting research outputs to funding bodies, while software outputs are much less common there.

We believe that scientific code needs to be treated as a primary research output, and should be equally well covered by CRIS. This will not only be useful for the above mentioned purposes, but will allow e.g. to get an overview of all research software developed at an institution, in the research group or by an individual developer using CRIS or their public views. This will provide further evidence that software is vital for research, and will contribute to the campaign for the recognition of the RSE role within academia.

I will outline the current state of the project, explain how you can contribute by providing guidance to further CRIS and promoting Code4REF in your institutions. I will also outline the vision of further grassroots campaign which starts from Code4REF.


Wednesday September 18, 2019 09:30 - 09:55
1. Bramall - Elgar Concert Hall Aston Webb Building