Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016 for more information.
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Monday, December 12 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building Tools and Services to Support Research Software Preservation and Sharing

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Software produced as part of the academic research process is an important part of the scholarly record since it is a manifestation of the creative process that enables discovery. Therefore, ensuring that its intrinsic scholarship value is not lost is of great importance. The last five years have seen a significant increase in activity by university libraries and community-driven organizations towards supporting the preservation of the scholarship value of research data. However, the same cannot be said for the software created or used to work with that data. From the lens of reproducible research and open science, this project briefing highlights challenges and current work at each speaker's organization around providing services and tools to support the preservation and sharing of research software. The Center for Open Science (COS) is developing the free, open source Open Science Framework (OSF) that focuses on managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research workflow. The research lifecycle often includes software at various stages. By taking an approach centered on integration with other services, software preservation and sharing can be added to a researcher's workflow rather than being appended to it thus increasing preservation efficacy.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries is investigating lifecycle models for software curation and is conducting an environmental scan of software repositories, and of journal and funder policies. The University of Notre Dame is investigating research software environment capture and reproducibility through the DASPOS (Data and Software Preservation for Open Science) project, and has partnered with the COS to better unify the research lifecycle through implementation of OSF for Institutions (OSFI) integrated with university resources such as high performance computing and repository services. Through OSFI, Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have also partnered to develop research data archiving tools for the OSF and Fedora repository. Finally, the Data Management Services group at JHU is addressing an institutional gap in consulting and archiving service provision for supporting reproducible and reusable computational research as well as supporting current and future data/software sharing requirements from funders and publishers.



Micah Altman

Director of Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Rick Johnson

Managing Dir,Applied Analytics & Emerging Tech Lab, University of Notre Dame

Fernando Rios

CLIR Research Data Management Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
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Jeffrey Spies

Chief Technology Officer, Center for Open Science
Jeffrey Spies is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Open Science (COS; http://cos.io), a non-profit technology company missioned to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. Jeff is also the co-lead of SHARE (http://share-research.org)--an... Read More →

Monday December 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Pan American Room Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC