Managing Your Research Code

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Do you write software? Have you been required by funders or publishers to share your code, or do you want to make it accessible to others to use? Documenting, sharing and archiving your research software can make your research more transparent and reproducible, and can help you get credit for your work. This workshop reviews reasons to share your software, best practices and considerations for documenting your software and making it citable, and options for archiving and publishing research software, including software papers and managing software with associated data sets, and some best practices for citing and documenting all of the software that you use.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Phoebe Ayers
Helen Bailey
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data coding
Data preservation
Data storage
Discoverable software
Reusable software
Software management
Software preservation
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, July 1, 2019
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contact Person(s): 
Phoebe Ayers
Helen Bailey
Contact Organization(s): 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Graduate student
High school student
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour