The Research Software Development Team (RSDT)
The collaboration between CANARIE and uOttawa IT has led to the establishment of the Research Software Development Team (RSDT) to provide support for the community of researchers at the University. Under this project, a team of professional software developers collaborates with the researchers to provide them support with research software specific to their needs. The goal is to help researchers refine existing software tools to improve security, usability, and robustness, disseminate research software beyond the lab in which it is created, and enhance existing functionality. This year, the team has planned to connect researchers with student developers and will be training these students to help the researchers sustain their projects.
The Research Software Development Project has been made possible by funding from the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research Industry and Education (CANARIE).