Sustainable and reusable software and data are becoming increasingly important in today's research environment.
Methods for processing audio and music have become so complex they cannot fully be described in a research paper. Even if really useful research is being done in one research group, other researchers may find it hard to build on this research – or even to know it exists!
Have you ever wondered whether researchers in another field might have created software that could help your research?
Have you ever wanted to test your new method on the data that someone else used, but been unable to get hold of it?
Have you ever tried to reproduce the results from a published research paper, but been unable to get the method to work?
Have other people asked for your research software, but you felt it wasn't quite ready yet?
If your answer to any of these questions is “Yes”, we hope that this Software Sustainability initiative will be able to help you, either to build on the research of others, or to increase the impact of your own research.
By thinking beyond published papers, about how to use software to get research “out there” to potential research users, we want everyone to think how “my research helps your research”.