By day, Alice Allen runs software and IT training programmes for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, in Washington DC. But in her spare time, she edits the world’s largest registry for software in astrophysics and astronomy research — the Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL).

Allen talked to Nature from the sidelines of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Florida about the importance of maintaining code registries — and why she hopes other disciplines will adopt them.

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