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Task forces

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 task forces:

Ongoing task forces

  1. Mapping of existing projects that look at applying some of the elements of the FAIR principles to research software into a longer-term framework to improve strategic alignment and potential collaborators/leads for parts of the Roadmap.
  2. Identification of opportunities for existing FAIR data initiatives to incorporate a focus on FAIR research software.
  3. Identification of Roadmap elements that are specific (or that apply in a different way to) to research software and that have not been covered by FAIR data initiatives.

Completed task forces

  • Software sections of RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations for policy makers, funders and the research community. Final recommendations helping COVID-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. This task force presented its outcomes in this blog posted by URSSI, SSI and Netherlands eScience Centre in June 2020. This work identified and analysed resources that demonstrate the importance of research software to research outcomes, to provide information for sharing with key influencers.

  • Software landscape analysis. This task force 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.