About the project


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 1064209 and 1322278

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


This Scientific Software Network Map viewer is part of an NSF-funded project (SciSIP: The Scientific Software Network Map) to map out the dependencies among scientific software packages. The goal is to help scientists monitor how the software they write is being used, so that they can focus updates and improvements on the most needed areas, understand more deeply how they are being used together, and to take credit for their contributions by being able to document how much their software is being used.

Related research papers

Some academic research related to this project can be found here:
  • Howison, J. and Herbsleb, J. D. (2011). Scientific software production: incentives and collaboration. In Proceedings, Computer-Supported Collaborative Work Hangzhou, China, pp. 513-522.
  • Howison, J. and Herbsleb, J. D. (2013). Incentives and integration in scientific software production, ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 459-470). San Antonio, TX.


For further information contact

  • Jim Herbsleb jdh at cs dot cmu dot edu
  • James Howison jhowison at ischool dot utexas dot edu
  • Chris Bogart cbogart at cs dot cmu dot edu

Development team

The project has been developed as MSIT-SE Practicum project at CMU.