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The unsung heroes of scientific software

Coding is often treated as second-class activity in scientific research but a new tool launched by the Vancouver-based research software firm Impactstory — Depsy — looks to help academics track the impact research software is having. Advocates hope the tool can one day help push code up the pecking order in research assessments, and ultimately in grant funding allocations. The full feature article was published in Nature's toolbox section (online and print).

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