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HIFIS Survey 2020: A Community Perspective

Data from 467 respondents of the HIFIS Survey 2020 were analyzed to give an overview of research software developers at Helmholtz and their day-to-day work. While software development plays a crucial role in all six research domains, only about half of the respondents are satisfied with the support at their centers. Results of this survey will help us to better understand how HIFIS Software Services could improve this situation.


HIFIS Survey 2020: A Technology Perspective

The HIFIS Software survey gathered information from Helmholtz research groups about their development practice. This post shows some insights from a technology perspective and tries to make some conclusions for the future direction of HIFIS Software technology services.

HIFIS Survey 2020: Programming, CI and VCS


In the beginning of 2020 the HIFIS team conducted a survey among Helmholtz scientists with the goals of learning more about the current practices concerning research software development and identifying future challenges.