In a joint effort of a group of research software enthusiasts, the association de-RSE e.V. – Gesellschaft für Forschungssoftware was founded in late November 2018. It seeks to provide a new home to the German community of Research Software Engineers and a first major effort is the organization of the deRSE19 – Conference for Research Software Engineers in Germany. We had the pleasure to talk to Carina Haupt and Stephan Druskat about the research software engineer’s profile, the de-RSE association as well as the deRSE19 conference.
Software is increasingly been recognized as valuable research output but there’s still a perceived lack of consistent processes for software citation. Sophia Dörner hosted a session on exactly this question to collect some community feedback. Here are her impressions and learnings from the session.
We met Alexander Struck who moderated a session at #oscibar about research software publishing in repositories, possible underlying use cases and required features of a registry for research software repositories. Here’s what his impressions were.