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Relevant Human Factors for Research Software Engineering

Schlauch, Tobias (2022) Relevant Human Factors for Research Software Engineering. In: PASC. The PASC22 Conference - Research Software Science: Applying the Scientific Method to Understand and Improve How We Develop, Maintain, and Use Software for Research, 27.-29.06.2022, Basel, Switzerland. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6779465.

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Abstract

In this talk we show the interplay of the support activities for research software development at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and focus on human aspects around the community building efforts. We present the current status and lay out our plans for further advances. Software is mainly developed by researchers who are domain experts and usually have limited background in professional software development. To enable them developing software at different maturity levels, DLR provides practical software development guidelines. These guidelines are underpinned by infrastructure for software development, the offering of training courses and internal consulting services. However, specific challenges are to make researchers aware of these offerings and to help them finding the right information at the right time. These aspects cannot be simply addressed by rigor quality assurance processes alone. Thus, DLR invests in community building activities to connect researchers, make them aware of available support and to actively engage them. The German Aerospace Center is a large research organization in Germany with focus on applied sciences. Software developed at DLR ranges from small data analysis scripts up to mission critical software and production-ready software created in cooperation with industry partners.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/192462/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Relevant Human Factors for Research Software Engineering
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schlauch, TobiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8760-8913UNSPECIFIED
Date:28 June 2022
Journal or Publication Title:PASC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI:10.5281/zenodo.6779465
Status:Published
Keywords:research-software-engineering, community-building, dlr
Event Title:The PASC22 Conference - Research Software Science: Applying the Scientific Method to Understand and Improve How We Develop, Maintain, and Use Software for Research
Event Location:Basel, Switzerland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.-29.06.2022
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Tasks SISTEC
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Software Technology
Institute for Software Technology > Intelligent and Distributed Systems
Deposited By: Schlauch, Tobias
Deposited On:20 Dec 2022 11:26
Last Modified:20 Dec 2022 11:26

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