The vision of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA) is that research software is recognised and valued as a fundamental and vital component of research worldwide.
A wide range of research software organisations and programs exist internationally to address the varied challenges in software productivity, quality, reproducibility, and sustainability.
ReSA aims to coordinate across these efforts to leverage investments, to achieve the shared long-term goal of research software valued as a fundamental and vital component of research worldwide.
ReSA aims to achieve this through:
- Promoting the inclusion of software as a first-class research output
- Improving the ecosystem of research software from the technology through to the social structures that support it
- Influencing decision makers to value research software and the people who develop it.
"Data implies software: it's not much good gathering data if you don't have the ability to analyse it."