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Reproducible Research

An article about reproducible research appeared in the July 2007 issue of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine eNewsletter. It invites readers to discuss about reproducible research on our discussion forum.

Recently, a note encouraging authors to make their publications reproducible was also added to the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing homepage.

Things are moving, and they are moving fast!
Posted by Patrick Vandewalle at 17:42
Reproducible Research in Blogosphere
Things have been rather quiet here recently... Not because nothing was happening on reproducible research, but mainly because I was not sure about the purposes and use of this Blog. Please feel free to let me know if you have any feelings about the use or lack of use for such a blog.

After some interesting discussions about reproducible research and open access, some colleagues have reported about our reproducible research initiatives on their blogs:
- Peter Murray-Rust wrote an article " Open Data is critical for Reproducible Research" on his blog at University of Cambridge. He is quite active on Open Access to publications and data in chemistry. He and his colleagues have built a robot that extracts cristallographic information from publications and gathers them in an online database CristalEye. In their community, they also have the Blue Obelisk which collects open source code and data in chemistry.
- Peter Suber referred to reproducible research on his Open Access News blog: OA for text, data, and code to make research reproducible. Peter is a policy strategist for open access to scientific and scholarly research literature. On his blog, he gives a lot of news about new initiatives, publishing policies, etc.

And thanks of course also to Stevan Harnad for his kind and helpful reactions, and for bringing me into contact with these people!
Posted by Patrick Vandewalle at 17:34
ICASSP special session
At the next ICASSP conference (April 15-20, 2007, in Hawaii), we are organizing a special session on the topic, together with Mauro Barni and Fernando Perez-Gonzalez. This should allow discussion and exchange of ideas with a broader public. We will have six papers covering various aspects of reproducible research: case studies, public datasets, publishing issues, tools for making research reproducible, etc. I can already say that the papers look very interesting. I look already forward to the conference and the inspiring discussions around (and not only because of its location ;-)).
Posted by Patrick Vandewalle at 22:02
What is reproducible research?
The idea behind reproducible research is quite simple: all the information relevant to the work should be made available. This means that the publication(s), the data and code used to produce results, figures, etc. should be available, typically online. In practice, this does require some effort, which is largely paid back in additional visibility, impact, and ease of reuse of the work.
Posted by Patrick Vandewalle at 21:53
Welcome on this blog about reproducible research!

The goal of this blog is to exchange ideas about reproducible research in general, and on how to make all our lab's research reproducible. May the exchange of ideas be fruitful, and result in a good setup for reproducible research!
Posted by Patrick Vandewalle at 21:36