The Netherlands eScience Center and NWO, the Dutch Research Council, have taken the initiative to form a working group to develop (national) guidelines for software management plans. This working group – composed of five experts in research software, representing different research organizations in the Netherlands, and roles within those organizations – started their work in December 2021. With input from a sounding board, representing national and international stakeholders in research software, the working group has completed the first version of the guidelines, which we are now presenting to the wider community for open consultation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TjUxWOPKQbkxDX7rUU-hIFB2ifNsvJGi2orNHh9mTeA/edit?usp=sharing
We welcome comments on the guidelines by the end of Monday 20th June. We are also organising a workshop on 9th June to test and discuss the guidelines with use cases from the research community: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-that-makes-you-proud-using-smps-tickets-341888165707
We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback on the guidelines, both through the google document above or at the workshop.