Reproducibility PRESERVATION: Join the discussion!

It is with bittersweet excitement that we announce our fifth and final community conversation in our series around reproducibility. This month, we hope to see you for a discussion on the curation and long-term preservation of reproducible research!

We are hoping in particular to discuss the following topics:

  • What are some of the minimum requirements for long-term reproducibility? Is there a shared understanding in the academy of the requirements for reproducibility? 
    • Including, what metadata do we want to preserve and make FAIR?
  • How is preserving data, software, and workflows used dynamically in computation different from preserving static digital objects?
  • What are the existing initiatives out there around curating materials that are meant to be rerun and reproduced indefinitely?
  • What resources are needed to preserve a complete and reproducible scholarly record?
  • What recent developments in the digital preservation community are particularly relevant to research reproducibility? (e.g., Emulation as a Service Infrastructure, NDSA Levels of Preservation, the Software Metadata Recommended Format Guide)
  • How can researchers and digital preservation practitioners collaborate in service of long-term reproducibility?
  • How are publishers supporting basic infrastructure or developing policies for the preservation of reproducible research?

We will convene on July 29, 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 a 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.

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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 held 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.