Broad Recommendation

Use a persistent identifier for software that is to be used by others and make your acknowledgement policy clearly available in the README and LICENSE files of your Github repository.

Specific recommendations

  1. Create a software DOI through NCAR if your software is to be managed and acknowledged as work largely produced by NCAR/UCAR staff or its activities are largely driven by an NCAR/UCAR group. Recommendation Detail

  2. Provide clear acknowledgement instructions based on the acknowledgement template and place this language in the required files and webpages. Recommendation Detail

  3. Provide a license with your software in accordance with NSF and NCAR software licensing guidance. Recommendation Detail