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## Survey outreach
In the beginning of 2020, the HIFIS Software Survey was conducted to learn about current software development practices
within Helmholtz and to assess the demand for specific services to support researchers in their day-to-day work.
at Helmholtz and to assess the demand for specific services to support researchers in their day-to-day work.
For the community team, it was particularly important to get a better grasp of who develops software and to better
understand their needs for technological and non-technological support.
So our approach to the data was to draw a picture of the "typical" research software developer, to evaluate
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guides are almost never provided.
Considering the many uncertainties regarding software licenses described in the free text section, it is not surprising
that almost 20% of the respondents stated that they usually do not license their code.
Finally, we wanted to know whether respondents reference software in a research publication - yes, 82% do using the name (79%),
link (73%) or doi (55%) of the publication - and what they do to make it easier to cite their software in a research publication.
Surprisingly, only 45% take care of the citability of their software, of which the vast majority (97%) uses a citation
Finally, we wanted to know whether respondents reference software in research publications - yes, 82.0% do using the
name (78.7%), link (72.6%) or doi (54.8%) of the software - and what they do to make it easier to cite their software in
a research publication.
Surprisingly, only 45.0% take care of the citability of their software, of which the vast majority (96.6%) uses a citation
hint in the README file and a few respondents (11.3%) use a separate citation file.
## Outlook
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As this survey shows, we are on the right track (more or less) but we are not there yet.
It seems that in particular in regard to software licensing some more work is needed.
Moreover, we would like to see the communication and knowledge exchange across Helmholtz centers improved.
So, join us for one of the next [Hacky Hour](LINK TO SCHEDULE) sessions and share your code, your experience, your
challenges, or your opinion because:
So, join us for one of the next [Hacky Hour](LINK TO SCHEDULE) sessions and share your code, your story, your expertise,
or your opinion because:
Sharing is caring!
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