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Research Software Directory Launch

November 22, 2022 online

Published onNov 14, 2022
Research Software Directory Launch

The Research Software Directory: Improving the impact of research software

From the eScience Centre, an event to highlight the importance of research software and launch the Research Software Directory for use by research organisations.

When: Tuesay, 22 November 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 CET

Where: Online, register here

Research software plays a crucial role in academic research and has become a key output of many research projects, yet, its visibility and reuse are still limited. That's why the Netherlands eScience Center has developed the Research Software Directory, an online platform that showcases research software, and promotes its visibility, reuse and impact. Over the course of 2022, we’ve developed the Research Software Directory as a service with the help of several collaborating organizations: Utrecht University, Leiden University, Amsterdam UMC and the Helmholtz Association of Germany.

We’d like to invite you to join us in launching the service for use by other research organizations on 22 November 2022, with an online event where research software takes center stage. During this event we’ll discuss the importance of research software as part of academic research and open science, and we’ll present the Research Software Directory, including talks from our collaborators who are already using it. There will also be an optional hands-on session at the end for those interested in getting started with the Research Software Directory for their organization or research group.

This event is for researchers, research software engineers, IT staff, research support, open science advisers and policy makers with an interest in research software. If you'd like to attend, register on this events page and a Zoom link will appear when the event starts. We look forward to seeing you at the launch!


14:00 – 14:10 Welcome - Maaike de Jong, Project Lead, Netherlands eScience Center

14:10 - 14:40 Keynote - Unlocking the impact potential of research software - Maarten Hornikx, Professor in Building Acoustics, TU Eindhoven

14:40 – 15:00 The Research Software Directory as a service - Jason Maassen, Technology Lead, Netherlands eScience Center

15:00 – 15:05 Short break

15:05 – 15:25 Research Software at Utrecht University - Martine de Vos, Team Lead Research Engineering, Utrecht University

15:25 – 15:45 The Research Software Directory at the Helmholtz Association Christian Meeßen, Software Project Manager & Developer, Helmholtz Association Germany

15:45 – 16:00 Discussion & questions


16:00 – 16:30 Demo/ Q&A session: Getting started with the Research Software Directory for your organization or group

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