Published July 5, 2024 | Version v1
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Ten Simple Rules to Promote Good Model-Sharing Practices

  • 1. Kairoi
  • 2. SciLifeLab
  • 3. ROR icon University of California, San Diego
  • 4. ROR icon San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • 5. US-RSE
  • 6. ROR icon Arizona State University
  • 7. ROR icon Public Library of Science
  • 8. ROR icon Netherlands Institute of Ecology
  • 9. ROR icon Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 10. ROR icon Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
  • 11. Heliophysics Digital Resource Library
  • 12. NASA Goddard
  • 13. ROR icon Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • 14. ROR icon European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • 15. ROR icon Johns Hopkins University
  • 16. ROR icon University of Notre Dame
  • 17. ROR icon University of Oxford
  • 18. Linux Foundation
  • 19. Open Modeling Foundation (OMF)
  • 20. ROR icon DataCite
  • 21. ROR icon Nanjing Normal University
  • 22. ROR icon University of Virginia
  • 23. ROR icon North Carolina State University


Computational models are complex scientific constructs that have become essential for us to better understand the world. To build on the findings of researchers across disciplines, models must be shared openly. However, there are no widely agreed-upon standards for sharing models. This paper suggests ten simple rules to both (i) ensure you share models in a way that is at least “good enough,” and (ii) enable others to lead the change towards better model-sharing practices.


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Community Standards for FAIR Scientific Computation: Establishing the Open Modeling Foundation G-2022-19471
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation