Research software is an increasingly important research output across all disciplines. Alongside this, there is an increasing recognition of the role of software in supporting the reproducibility of papers. Whilst there is still work to be done on ensuring proper credit for research software there are already steps that researchers can take to make their software more sustainable whether this software consists of a short script used to generate graphs and other visualisations in a paper or a large software project with many collaborators:
- We have guidance available outlining some approaches to preserving and sharing research software.
- UCL benefits from a Research IT Services team who support researchers using software in their research
- Regular drop-ins offer the opportunity to get support from teams from the Library and Research IT Services on issues related to research software alongside data management, open science or policy questions.