Knowledge base

FAIR software
The eScience Center is the initiator and curator of In the spirit of open science, it offers practical recommendations for researchers, research software engineers (RSEs) and support staff to make software easier to find, cite, license and archive. The website has been endorsed by more than 20 organizations worldwide. Read more about FAIR principles for Research Software.

The Turing Way
The eScience Center is a core partner and main contributor to the successful and community-run Turing Way, an extensive online guide and knowledge base for reproducible research.

Our team of RSEs contributes to different sections where our expertise is relevant. In this way, we can share our expertise with a broader audience beyond our direct collaborators. In the Guide for Reproducible Research, we contribute to various topics such as Version Control, licensing and various aspects of code quality (testing, reviewing, code reuse, etc). In the Guide for Communication, we contribute to topics such as software citation.

Software Management Plan
A Software Management Plan (SMP) helps in deciding how to deal with research software that is being developed as part of projects. It is important to decide which software to keep alive, for how long, and who will be responsible for it. Research teams applying for eScience Center projects are required to submit a Software Management Plan along with their project proposals. Together with NWO and several Dutch research institutes we have developed the Practical Guide to Software Management Plans.