Scientific Software Registry Collaboration Workshop

A Sloan Foundation-funded workshop for editors & maintainers of academic discipline & institutional software registries & repositories

One goal of this workshop was to complete the development of best practices for discipline-specific software registries and repositories started in earlier virtual task force meetings. The deliverable for this goal is Nine Best Practices for Research Software Registries and Repositories: A Concise Guide. These practices are also listed below, as are examples of them and the author list for the above document.

Best Practices

Policy examples: Scope Statement

Policy examples: Authorship

Policy examples: Metadata Schema

Policy examples: Conditions of use policy

Policy examples: Privacy policy

Policy examples: Retention Policy

Policy examples: End-of-life policy


The guidelines were authored by:


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