Depsy Tries to Credit People for Scientific Software as Well as Scientific Publishing

Sure, people get credit for publishing scientific research papers — but what about when they help develop scientific research software? Depsy wants to make sure that everybody gets love for their work. “We made Depsy to solve a problem: in modern science, research software is often as important as traditional research papers–but it’s not treated that way when it comes to funding and tenure. There, the traditional publish-or-perish, show-me-the-Impact-Factor system still rules.”