A Future of Research Transparency: Enabling Reproducibility in Repository Design

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Published date: January 1, 2019

Author: Victoria Stodden

Subject tag: Data Access

This chapter discusses the different notions of research reproducibility and how they may be instantiated at the level of repository design and research infrastructure development, with special attention paid to sensitive and proprietary data. The chapter suggests thinking of digital scholarly objects as linked to claims they support and explains the Research Compendia – a bundle of objects such as data and code that support published claims. It uses the Research Compendia as a way to frame repository design and implement facets such as: Versioning and Persistent Unique Identifiers for Research Artifacts; Appropriate Metadata and Documentation for Artifacts; Interoperability between artifacts; and maximizing access to artifact to enable reproducibility via Open Licensing, Cyberinfrastrutcure design and managing partnerships. Finally, this chapter suggests metrics by which repository performance can be evaluated from the perspective of reproducibility and research and discovery enhancement.

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