Why should you use the CSDMS Model Repository?

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Why should you use the CSDMS Model Repository?

CSDMS maintains a code and metadata repository for numerical models and scientific software tools. Why should a model developer use the Repository?

By submitting code to the CSDMS Model Repository, a modeler gets

  • visibility,
  • findability,
  • accessibility,
  • storage, and
  • preservation

for their model code.

In return, the CSDMS community gets a library of open source models that can be used for research. This can help accelerate science, since it's often easier to use or modify an existing model than it is to start from scratch. The Repository also helps prevent model codes from going "dark" and being forgotten. Above all, the Repository serves the ethos of community modeling promoted by CSDMS.