Jutta Schnabel

PostDoc researcher at ECAP for KM3NeT

Affiliation – Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP)


Best licensing practices

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In 2016 the FAIR principles, aimed at improving the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets were postulated. Since then the scientific community has been working on interpreting those standards and applying them to their data.

Among these digital assets, software plays a special role, as software as a tool for data exploitation is diversely used and dynamically developed. Therefore, principles that apply to data can not literally be copied to software, especially in relation to licensing and citation.

During ADASS XXIX it became clear that several groups worldwide are working on formalising the licensing of software and other digital assets. For this session, we will coordinate a discussion focused on what policies and tools help in making software open and accessible, and thus more suited for community reuse.

Find out more about the session here.

The KM3NeT Open Science System

The KM3NeT neutrino detectors are currently under construction at two locations in the Mediterranean Sea, aiming to detect the Cherenkov light generated by high-energy relativistic particles in sea water. The KM3NeT collaboration will produce scientific data valuable both for the astrophysics and neutrino physics communities as well as for marine biologists. In order to facilitate FAIR data sharing of the research results, an Open Science Portaland infrastructure are under development to provide public access to open KM3NeT data, software and services. In this contribution, the current architecture, interfaces and usage examples are presented.