Reproducibility SOLUTIONS: Join the discussion

We are excited to announce the second community conversation in our series of discussions around reproducibility. Last month, we had our first confabulation on principles related to reproducibility, and this month, we invite you to a discussion on tools and solutions to help realize reproducible research!

We are hoping in particular to discuss these facets of the current tools and approaches:

  • Is there an inventory of reproducibility enabling or enhancing tools?
  • What criteria do / can we use to assess tools and solutions? (e.g., wide-spread use, open source, interoperability, FAIR)
  • Do we want to discourage one-off tools? Do we want to aim toward a unified system that can accommodate specialized tools?
  • How can we collaborate towards an interoperable ecosystem of tools to satisfy different reproducibility needs?
  • What are the lessons of recent efforts around research software sustainability

We will convene on April 22, 2021 from 12 – 1 PM EDT. RSVP here for a personalized Zoom link.

What to expect: This is an interactive session. We are interested in “taking the pulse” and hearing your views about these issues. We won’t have presentations or panels. We’ll have prompts with questions and rely on participants to keep the conversation going. We’ll have collaborative notes document for participants to drop in links to resources as well as take notes about our discussion. Afterwards, we’ll publish a blog post summarizing what we discussed on this blog. The conversation will be moderated by the P-WG leaders: Limor Peer, Daniel Oberski, and Vicky Rampin.

Important information:

About this blog: P-WG is extending an invitation to the community to engage in conversation about topics related to the reproducibility of computational research via the blog, “Taking the Pulse.” In a series of open community meetings, the P-WG will explore issues related to reproducibility and document the views of different communities, culminating in recommendations informed by current practices. The P-WG will hold a forum for conversation about these topics over the course of several months:

PRINCIPLESMarch 25We will explicate ACM principles with respect to reproducibility.
SOLUTIONSApril 22The current state of solutions and tools that support reproducibility.
TRAININGMay 20How and where is scientific reproducibility taught?
PUBLISHINGJune 24Journals’ and conferences’ approaches to computational reproducibility.
PRESERVATIONJuly 29Reproducibility in the long term requires curation and preservation.

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