Reproducibility TRAINING & EDUCATION: Join the discussion!

We are excited to announce the third community conversation in our series of discussions around reproducibility. This month, we invite you to a conversation on training and education to help realize reproducible research!

We are hoping in particular to discuss these questions about training and education:

  • How is reproducibility currently being taught, if it is?
  • Where are there gaps in the current curriculum? What types of training are needed (e.g., metadata for common software; key skills)? Where is it done well?
  • Who should be trained and are the training needs different? (e.g., faculty; grad students; archivists/curators; research scientists)
  • When should people receive reproducibility training?
  • Who should do the training? Should it be coordinated?
  • How are training efforts assessed? How do we know they’re working?

We will convene on May 20, 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 and Vicky Rampin.

Last month, we discussed some hands-on tools and solutions to support reproducible research, and in March we talked about reproducibility principles.

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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 is training and education being conducted to teach reproducibility skills?
PUBLISHINGJune 24Journals’ and conferences’ approaches to computational reproducibility.
PRESERVATIONJuly 29Reproducibility in the long term requires curation and preservation.