20 New Grants Advancing Open Science

The maintenance of scientific open source software is unlike scientific papers or other traditional forms of research outputs. Scientific papers don’t incur additional costs or labor to the authors the more they are used or cited. In contrast, the most mature scientific tools and software libraries become increasingly more challenging to maintain the larger their user base.

“Code, while it’s being traded, appraised, or exchanged, assumes its static form, with all the properties that we’d expect of a commodity. But once it finds users, code springs to life, switching to an active state and incurring hidden costs.” …

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Supporting the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century.

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