The DSAM Policy

DSAM contains a collection of models, utilities and analysis functions. These have been set in a secure flexible platform and made available to the auditory community for the advancement of the study of signal processing in the auditory system. It's aims are as follows:

  1. To allow other users to get up and running faster than we did. Programming complex models is very time-consuming. We shall all make faster progress if we share the fruits of our labour.

  2. To allow other users to evaluate and challenge our published results. It is a simple fact that it becomes more difficult to challenge the claims of other modellers as the models themselves become more complex. By making the code accessible, we invite challenge and criticism.

  3. To establish a context within which other users can contribute modules and utilities. We encourage everyone to send us contributions. The authors will be fully acknowledged. The idea is that DSAM will form the basis of a cumulative collection of items that will be owned by the community as a whole.

  4. To encourage the use of code that is modular, written according to a common convention and are highly portable across machines.

The DSAM project is an open source project. It has benefited greatly from previous support from the MRC, BBSRC and the Image Interpretation Initiative of the SERC. Michael Hewitt and Trevor Shackleton have both made substantial contributions to the development of the programme at an earlier date