Research software development & management in Universities: Case studies from manchester's RSDS Group, Illinois' NCSA, and Notre Dame's CRC

Daniel S. Katz, Kenton McHenry, Caleb Reinking, Robert Haines

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Abstract

Modern research in the sciences, engineering, humanities, and other fields depends on software, and specifically, research software. Much of this research software is developed in universities, by faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. In this paper, we focus on the role of university staff. We examine three different, independently-developed models under which these staff are organized and perform their work, and comparatively analyze these models and their consequences on the staff and on the software, considering how the different models support software engineering practices and processes. This information can be used by software engineering researchers to understand the practices of such organizations and by universities who want to set up similar organizations and to better produce and maintain research software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 14th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science, SE4Science 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728122762
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Event14th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science, SE4Science 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 28 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 14th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science, SE4Science 2019

Conference

Conference14th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science, SE4Science 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period5/28/19 → …

Keywords

  • Best Practice
  • Careers
  • Funding
  • Research Culture
  • Research Software
  • Research Software Engineering
  • Scientific Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Katz, D. S., McHenry, K., Reinking, C., & Haines, R. (2019). Research software development & management in Universities: Case studies from manchester's RSDS Group, Illinois' NCSA, and Notre Dame's CRC. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 14th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science, SE4Science 2019 (pp. 17-24). [8823733] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 14th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Science, SE4Science 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SE4Science.2019.00009