Survey about research software in Germany, and the people involved in it - #deRSEsurvey2017

Stephan Janosch, October 19, 2017


Do you develop research software, or are you involved in the scientific software creation process? Then we would very much like you to participate in the following survey:

As of now there is not much knowledge about the community of those in research and science who develop software. This survey aims to gain valuable insights into this community in order to support research funders and other institutions to develop strategies and funding programs as well as policies.

This survey gives you the opportunity to make your point of view and experiences be heard, and thus be part of the development of this community.

In case you know others who develop software in research, please feel free to forward this invitation. If you forward this mail to a mailing list, please be so kind and copy in Martin ( and Stephan (

The survey results will be published under a CC BY-NC license, and will be announced and evaluated via the de-RSE mailing list and the de-RSE blog. Simultaneously, similar surveys are conducted in the UK, Canada, Australia, Norway, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa. For reasons of comparability, this survey was closely coordinated with the others.

We look forward to your participation in the survey!

Many thanks, Martin Hammitzsch and Stephan Janosch

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