Econometrics Laboratory Software Archive (ELSA)

This site at UC Berkeley is partially funded by the NSF. It is designed to " facilitate the interchange of computational algorithms that have economic applications. In addition to serving as a central location for experimental software, we want to work with developers of algorithms, at Berkeley and elsewhere, to produce standards for documentation and testing that will facilitate the exchange of new methodologies and solutions to complex computational problems. Authors of software that have potential applicability in economics are encouraged to submit algorithms that conform to our documentation and testing paradigm."

One unique aspect of ELSA is that where possible, code is tested, so users have some assurance of quality. Researchers can easily submit their code to the archive; they have detailed instructions on how to do so. The archive also includes some data, and they round out their collection with a section on "Manuals, FAQs, and Working Papers" in the field.