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:

  • Software landscape analysis. How can we identify the different communities and topics of interest for the research software community (e.g., preservation, RSEs, citation, productivity, sustainability)? We plan to use this understanding to write an article to educate the research community about the importance of software, and/or to find areas where we should try to involve additional representatives in ReSA. Please email Michelle Barker if you’re interested in collaborating on this.
  • 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. Challenges to be addressed include how we ensure this is presented in a useful way, how we can work together to keep this up to date, and how we collect this information. Please email Neil Chue Hong if you’re interested in collaborating on this.