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Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP
University Librarian and Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library
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From: Melissa Haendel <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: [<>] NIH Software Discovery Index report- comments requested
Date: October 7, 2014 at 1:53:06 PM PDT
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Hi Everyone,

On behalf of a number of software developers, end-users, and publishers associated with the scientific analysis community, we would like to invite all of you to review a document generated as a result of a NIH BD2K supported meeting in which a number of Force11 members participated. The focus of this workshop was to identify the opportunities and challenges of developing a software management ecosystem that could be valuable for finding and linking software, publications, and users in the research community. A related project, the Data Discovery Index, will be fully integrated with the software system.

The product of this workshop and the subsequent discussion is a document which details the opportunities and challenges of developing a Software Discovery Index that would enable researchers to find, cite, and link software and analysis tools publications and researchers. To ensure that the opportunities, challenges, and recommendations detailed in the document reflect the breadth of experience from the community, we are seeking your input.  In conjunction with related efforts already under way at NIH, including the development of a Data Discovery Index, the final document will be used by the NIH Office of the Associate Director (ADDS) to inform a strategy for the development of a Software Discovery Index and a commons ecosystem for data, software, and resources.

We need your help to ensure that this critical task is achieved: to guide the development of a community based system that gives credit and acknowledgment to the builder and maintainers of the software we all depend on! We invite all users, software developers, publishers, and software repository administrators to review our report prior to its submission to the NIH. Please complete your review and post comments by November 1, 2014.

The link to the report is here:<>
Thanks very much for your comments and perspectives.


Dr. Melissa Haendel

Assistant Professor
Ontology Development Group, OHSU Library<>
Department of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
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