Working paper Open Access
Hammitzsch, Martin; Wächter, Joachim
Scientific software has become an indispensable commodity for the production, processing and analysis of empirical data but also for modelling and simulation of complex processes. Software has a significant influence on the quality of research results. The current use of software and the recognition of software engineering does not reflect the importance of this work in the research process.
This working paper shortly summarizes the relevance and challenges regarding research software sustainability as input for the Knowledge Exchange Workshop: Research Software Sustainability, October 1-2, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.