Software Heritage celebrates 5th anniversary!

3 December 2021

Software Heritage (SH) plays an important role in Open Science developments: the institute preserves software source code with the aim of keeping it accessible in the long term.

In addition, Software Heritage offers “intrinsic persistent identifiers” for software and code that not only allow access, but also integrity monitoring. In this way, Software Heritage contributes to enhancing the discoverability, reusability and reproducibility of scientific results.

FAIR Software Recommendations

The FAIR Software Recommendations, an initiative of the eScience Centre and DANS, also contribute to making research software sustainably accessible. The FAIR Software Route is an online step-by-step guide that helps developers, researchers and data stewards to make research software Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). Although this initiative was started as a collaboration between the eScience Centre and DANS, other organisations and institutes can officially endorse and contribute to it. Recently, the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) joined as the 19th organisation supporting the FAIR Software initiative.

DANS & Software Heritage

DANS has been a sponsor of Software Heritage for a number of years, because we believe that challenges within software archiving can best be addressed on an international level. Gerard Coen, Research Data Management Specialist at DANS, is one of the official Software Heritage Ambassadors as of this year.

Watch the video below to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Software Heritage:

More information

Read more about Software Heritage online.

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Gerard Coen

Research Data Management Specialist