Published November 28, 2023 | Version v1
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National Research Software Strategy 2023

  • 1. ROR icon Digital Research Alliance of Canada
  • 2. Western University
  • 3. ROR icon University of Guelph
  • 4. Simon Fraser University
  • 5. ROR icon Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • 6. ROR icon Université Laval
  • 7. Research Software Alliance
  • 8. McGill University
  • 9. ROR icon Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
  • 10. University of Calgary


The Alliance Research Software (RS) Strategy for 2025-2030 (the RS Strategy) builds on past RS foundations, leverages the strengths of past RS programs, while at the same time addressing the weaknesses of having a historically disjoint and uncoordinated national strategy for RS.The RS Strategy presents:

- an overview of the current state of the RS landscape nationally and internationally;

- a set of challenges and opportunities in RS service provision for the Alliance as a national funder, service provider and coordinator;

- a vision and goals to support the complete RS lifecycle (developing, deploying, and sustaining) while also developing career paths for the research software experts (RSEs) who create and support it; 

- strategic recommendations that will increase the value of an integrated DRI ecosystem by focusing on high-value aspects of RS and in particular where RS overlaps with Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and Research Data Management (RDM).



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