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Better incentives are needed to reward academic software development

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Fig. 1: Current incentive structures do not reward academic software maintenance.

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C.M. and G.E.P.-B. acknowledge funding support from NSF DBI 1661510 and NASA 80NSSC18K0406. J.M.K. was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers Program. A.M.W. and B.S.M. are supported by NASA no. 80NSSC21K1183 and no. 80NSSC21K0086. B.J.E., C.M., B.B., B.S.M. and B.M. were supported by NSF HDR-1934790. B.J.E., C.M. and B.B. were supported by NSF HDR-1934790, NSF ABI-1565118 and BoCP - 2225076. B.J.E. was also supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division and Data Management Program, under award number DEAC02-05CH11231, as part of the Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area and the ExaShed project.

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Merow, C., Boyle, B., Enquist, B.J. et al. Better incentives are needed to reward academic software development. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 626–627 (2023).

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