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Research Software Directory

A content management system for research software, which promotes the visibility, reuse, and impact of research software.

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What Research Software Directory can do for you

The Research Software Directory (RSD) a content management system tailored to creating web pages that present Research Software. Our goal is to improve the findability and re-use of research software, show the impact this software has on research projects, and ensure that the people who are developing the software get credited for their work.

The Research Software Directory:

  1. presents research software alongside the context necessary for visitors to understand how the software can help them
  2. makes scientific impact of research software visible in a qualitative way
  3. provides automatically generated citation metadata in a variety of reference manager file formats, for easy citation
  4. improves findability of software packages by applying Search Engine Optimization techniques such as schema.org metadata. This helps search engines understand what a given software package is about, thus improving ranking of search results
  5. integrates with third-party services such as GitHub, GitLabs, Zenodo, CrossRef, DataCite, ORCID, ROR, etc.

More information about the concepts behind the RSD can be found in this excellent blog.

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  • TypeScript 80%
  • Java 9%
  • PLpgSQL 7%
  • JavaScript 2%
  • CSS 1%
  • Python 1%
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Participating organisations

Netherlands eScience Center
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

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Research Software Directory - Launch Event

Author(s): The RSD Team

Contributors

Jason Maassen
Project and Technical Lead
Netherlands eScience Center
Maaike Jong
Maaike Jong
Project Lead (2023-2023) and Community Manager
Netherlands eScience Center
Dusan Mijatovic
Dusan Mijatovic
Frontend Developer
Netherlands eScience Center
Ewan Jacov Cahen
Ewan Jacov Cahen
Backend Developer
Netherlands eScience Center
Christian Meeßen
Christian Meeßen
Developer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
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Felix Mühlbauer
Developer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Jurriaan H. Spaaks
Jurriaan H. Spaaks
Lead-RSE
Netherlands eScience Center
Stefan Verhoeven
Research Software Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
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Tom Klaver
Frontend Developer
Netherlands eScience Center
Faruk Diblen
Faruk Diblen
Research Software Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Matthias Rüster
Matthias Rüster
Developer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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