ReSA’s mission is to bring research software communities together to collaborate on the advancement of research software, to achieve the vision of research software being recognised and valued as a fundamental and vital component of research worldwide.

To deliver on this mission, we invite the ReSA community to join us on these taskforces:

  • FAIR 4 Research Softwarewill enable coordination of a range of existing community-led discussions on how to define and effectively apply FAIR principles to research software, to achieve adoption of these principles. This taskforce has been convened in partnership with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and FORCE11. Join the group.
  • Software sections of RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations for policy makers, funders and the research community. Join the group helping COVIID-19 stakeholders follow best practices to maximize the efficiency of their work, and to act as a blueprint for future emergencies.
  • Evidence for the importance of research software. There’s the start of a list on the ReSA website. How can we add to this and make this information more widely utilised? In particular it would be good to find examples from a wider range of disciplines. Please email Michelle Barker if you’re interested in collaborating on this.
  • Register of research software funding opportunities. ReSA is facilitating the crowdsourcing of a list of funding opportunities to help its constituent members. This will include national/domain-specific opportunities, as well as those that are available globally. Please email Neil Chue Hong if you’re interested in collaborating on this.
  • Software landscape analysis. This taskforce identified and analysed the research software landscape in this blog posted by URSSI, SSI and Netherlands eScience Center on 11 March 2020. Help us keep the ReSA list of research software communities up to date by making comments in the spreadsheet. Please email Daniel S. Katz if you are interested in writing a landscape paper based on further analysis.