Progress in scientific research is dependent on the quality and accessibility of software at all levels and it is now critical to address many new challenges related to the development, deployment, and maintenance of reusable software. In addition, it is essential that scientists, researchers, and students are able to learn and adopt a new set of software-related skills and methodologies. Established researchers are already acquiring some of these skills, and in particular a specialized class of software developers is emerging in academic environments who are an integral and embedded part of successful research teams. WSSSPE provides a forum for discussion of the challenges, including both positions and experiences, and a forum for the community to assemble and act.

WSSSPE’s Mission, Vision, and Focus areas

Mission: WSSSPE is an international community-driven organization that promotes sustainable research software by addressing challenges related to the full lifecyle of research software through shared learning and community action.

To learn more, read About WSSSPE.

Current Events

  • WSSSPE5: being planned

Past Events

Community Mailing List



  • There is a Slack team for WSSSPE
    • including channels for various working groups
  • To join the main team
  • Once you have joined the main team, join other channels through slack

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