SSC Mission

Digitalization not only affects business and the public sector, it also transforms scientific research as a whole. It creates new opportunities for excellence and presents new challenges to researchers. The development of scientific software plays a key role in this transformation.

The Scientific Software Center (SSC) strives to improve scientific software development practices at Heidelberg University and beyond, to ensure reproducible science and software sustainability. The SSC also provides an umbrella for fostering synergies between domain experts and the traditionally digitally focused sciences (digital enablers), thus acting as a link between the different scientific disciplines and enabling collaboration and interdisciplinary research. The strategy of the SSC is based on the three pillars of Development, Teaching and Outreach. A more detailed description of the SSC and its services can be found in the SSC whitepaper.