Research software

Software has become an integral part of academic research. The Research Software Directory is one of the primary ways the eScience Center aims to encourage the re-use of software across disciplines. Since its launch in 2018, the RSD and its underlying infrastructure have been made available open source to partners and researchers as a way to ease the findability, scientific referencing and reproducibility of research software.


Software packages in the RSD as of December 2019


Organizations co-developing our software


Software packages with a DOI


Projects based on free and open source software code


Scientific publications linked to the software


Unique mainstream media publications


Citations of our software packages

Feature news

Promoting open science through the Research Software Directory

Read a recent interview with Jurriaan Spaaks, eScience Research Engineer and co-developer of the Research Software Directory, on the value of the RSD and how it promotes open science.

FAIR Software website

The Netherlands eScience Center and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) recently launched a new FAIR Software website for researchers.