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A Guide for Publishing, Using, and Licensing Research Software in Germany

Struck, Alexander; Loewe, Axel ORCID iD icon; Achhammer, Elke; Rack, Fabian; Bach, Felix; Löffler, Frank; Seemann, Gunnar; Anzt, Hartwig ORCID iD icon; Funk, Maximilian; Unger, Stefan; Druskat, Stephan; Friedl, Sven

Abstract (englisch):

Research software has become a central asset in academic research. In Germany, the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) recently updated the Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice. Research software is now valued similarly to classic publications and data with implications for research software sustainability and legal aspects. In this document, we present four decision trees and corresponding legal documentation tables to aid researchers. The decision trees should ease to identify i) the software policy of your institution, ii) restrictions imposed by contributors and the environment, iii) licensing collisions if 3rd party software is included, and iv) problems in licensing (existing) research software.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141391
Veröffentlicht am 20.12.2021
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4327148
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte und Numerische Mathematik (IANM)
Institut für Biomedizinische Technik (IBT)
Scientific Computing Center (SCC)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Zentrale Einrichtungen (Zentrale Einrichtungen)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 16.12.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000141391
Erschienen in Zenodo
Verlag CERN
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KIT – Die Forschungsuniversität in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
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