Over at the International Science Grid This Week, Adrian Giordani from CERN writes that the ScienceSoft Project aims to be a distributed community of communities that use scientific software, addressing issues such as software identification, the long-term preservation of software information, and relationships between software, publications, and data sets.
We’re not the only ones thinking of unique identifiers for digital objects, but as far as we know, most of this research has been done in individual categories of objects,” said Alberto Di Meglio, project director of the European Middleware Initiative. “Today, the way data sets and software are referred to in research papers do not yet allow other people to reproduce the results in a consistent and easily accessible way. Creating links across knowledge is essential. Science today is distributed and the advantages of cross-disciplinary research are becoming apparent.”
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