The WSSSPE2 report has been accepted by JORS and is now available at http://doi.org/10.5334/jors.85
The WSSSPE3 report has been submitted to JORS, and a preprint is available on arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.02296
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.
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