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Best Practices and Models for Sustainability for Robust Cyberinfrastructure Software

NSF Award # OCI-1147606 (via the EAGER mechanism)

The Best Practices and Models for Sustainability for Robust Cyberinfrastructure Software Study, aims to identify the software management and deployment practices, organizational principles, administrative structures, and governance models that lead to software projects that are well sustained and supported from the standpoint of creators and users. Another goal of the project is to identify software projects that can be counted on to provide robust and sustained software tools to enable a comprehensive implementation of National Science Foundation's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) vision. Through surveys, case studies, and interviews, we a developing a set of recommendations for software developers, users, and funding agencies that consider the best practices and models for cyberinfrastructure software development, support, and sustainability and a set of metrics for robustness, utility, and impact.

Products:

  • Wernert, Julie; Wernert, Eric; Fischer, Jeremy; Terhune, Heather; Bowers, Ashley; Miller, Therese; Stewart, Craig A. "Best Practices and Models for Sustainability for Robust Cyberinfrastructure Software” - Survey Dataset and Analyses. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17312

  • Wernert, J., Wernert, E. A., and Stewart, C. A. “Models for Sustainability for Robust Cyberinfrastructure Software - Software Sustainability Survey,” Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. PTI Technical Report PTI-TR13-007. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17313

  • Stewart, C.A. 2011. Update on EAGER: Best Practices and Models for Sustainability for Robust Cyberinfrastructure Software. Presented at National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure meeting, 28-29 Nov, NSF, Arlington, VA. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/13918

  • Stewart, C.A. 2011. Update on EAGER: Best Practices and Models for Sustainability for Robust Cyberinfrastructure Software. Presented at SI2 PI meeting, 24 Feb 2014. Arlington, VA. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17334

  • Bangerth, Wolfgang, Heister, Timo. "What makes computational open source software libraries successful?" Computational Science & Discovery 6 (2013) 015010 (18pp). http://iopscience.iop.org/1749-4699/6/1/015010 [PDF]

Links to older workshop documents:

  • Stewart, Craig A., Guy T. Almes, and Bradley C. Wheeler (eds.). 2010. Cyberinfratructure Software Sustainability and Reusability: Report from an NSF-funded workshop. Published by Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/6701

  • Stewart, C.A. 2009. Campus Bridging Task Force. (Presentation) ACCI Task Force Birds of a Feather Session, ACM / IEEE SC09 conference and NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure (Portland, OR and Arlington, VA, 14-20 Nov 2009 and 2-3 Dec 2009). Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/13908

  • Stewart, C.A. 2010. NSF ACCI (Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure) Taskforce Update. Presentation. Presented at CASC meeting, 23 March, Arlington, VA. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14526 

  • Dreher, P., C.A Stewart, J.M. Pepin, G.T. Almes, M. Mundrane, and S.C. Ahalt. “Final report on accomplishments of a Task Force on Campus Bridging sponsored workshop: Campus Leadership Engagement in Building a Coherent Campus Cyberinfrastructure.” 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/2022/15467