What makes research software sustainable?

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  • Competition Funded Project (Students Worldwide)

Project description

Trying to ensure the 'sustainability' of research software is of growing importance in academia. How can we ensure that scientific software, written in a short period and on a limited budget, usually with no money to maintain it beyond the end of the project, continues to be useful and useable?

This project will investigate the factors that affect how sustainable the software written in a research project appears to be, through an empirical investigation of the relationship between longevity of the project and frequency of use of the software, and measurable characteristics of the source code, and/or other information about the project (such as the research domain, and the funding it has received).

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