Data is Only Half the Battle

Dr Paula Andrea Martinez1, Gene Melzack2, Vanessa Crosby3, Luc Betbeder-Matibet3, Stéphane Guillou4, Dr Tom Honeyman1, Liz Stokes1

1Australian Research Data Commons, Australia
2University of Melbourne, Australia
3University of New South Wales, Australia
4University of Queensland, Australia

Research reproducibility is a cornerstone of the scientific process. Although describing, preserving, and sharing data has become increasingly common, the research software and workflows used to extract knowledge from that data aren’t usually well curated, preserved or cited. Research data management without the accompanying processing of research software management is only half the battle. The value of research software and code can be leveraged by making it reusable for others to improve, with clear documentation and metadata that can be used for citation, curation and maintenance. Ensuring that research software remains accessible is paramount to enable better research.

Do you provide support for digital objects: curation, citation, provenance, software management plans, ORCIDs, identifiers, metadata, digital preservation services, computational reproducibility, best practices, interoperable systems and sustainable outcomes? If you are the contact person for these topics, we are looking for you!

We would like to share with you national and international resources. That will help communicate relevant guidance, policy and other materials around digital objects different from data. Come along and find out about emerging software citation practices, publication, preservation and licences.

The aim of this BOF is to identify champions to form a Task Force to socialise existing resources and guidance.


Dr Paula Andrea Martinez¹, Software Project Coordinator,

Gene Melzack², Data Curator with Scholarly Services,

Dr Vanessa Crosby³, Associate Director Scholarly Communications and Repositories,

Luc Betbeder-Matibet³, Director, Research Technology Services,

Stéphane Guillou⁴, Technology Trainer,

Tom Honeyman¹, Software Program Manager,

Liz Stokes¹, Skills Data Specialist,


Oct 14 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 13 2021
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm